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Dollface
Dollface
Dollface intertitle.png
GenreComedy
Created byJordan Weiss
Starring
Music byJonathan Sadoff
Country of originUnited States
Original English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
Executive
  • Ira Ungerleider
  • Jordan Weiss
  • Kat Dennings
  • Margot Robbie
  • Tom Ackerley
  • Brett Hedblom
  • Bryan Unkeless
  • Scott Morgan
  • Nicole King
  • Stephanie Laing
  • Matt Spicer
  • Melanie J. Elin
  • Michael Gray
Cinematography
  • Bryce Fortner
  • Kevin Atkinson
Editor(s)
  • Sophie Corra
  • Tia Nolan
  • Ryan Cates
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time22-32 minutes
Production
DistributorWalt Disney Television
Release
Original networkHulu
Original releaseNovember 15, 2019 (2019-11-15) -
present (present)
External links
Website

Dollface is an American comedy web television series created by Jordan Weiss that premiered on November 15, 2019, on Hulu.[1][2] It stars Kat Dennings, Brenda Song, Shay Mitchell, and Esther Povitsky.

Premise

The series follows "a young woman who - after being dumped by her longtime boyfriend - must deal with her own imagination in order to literally and metaphorically re-enter the world of women, and rekindle the female friendships she left behind."[1]

Cast and characters

Main

  • Kat Dennings as Jules Wiley, a woman who works as a web designer at a wellness company called Woöm
  • Brenda Song as Madison Maxwell, a PR expert and Jules' best friend from college who she recently reconnects with
  • Shay Mitchell as Stella Cole, Jules' other best friend from college who she recently reconnects with
  • Esther Povitsky as Izzy Levine, one of Jules' co-workers at Woöm who becomes friends with her

Recurring

  • Beth Grant as Cat Lady
  • Connor Hines as Jeremy, Jules' ex-boyfriend
  • Brianne Howey as Alison B., one of Jules' co-worker at Woöm
  • Vella Lovell as Alison S., one of Jules' co-worker at Woöm
  • Malin Akerman as Celeste, the CEO of Woöm
  • Goran Visnjic as Colin, Madison's older boyfriend who is a doctor and Celeste's husband

Guest

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Guy's Girl"Matt SpicerJordan WeissNovember 15, 2019 (2019-11-15)
When Jules' longtime boyfriend Jeremy unexpectedly breaks up with her, she realizes the importance of female friendships. She attempts to reconnect with former best friend Madison, but she feels that Jules neglected her friends during her relationship. Nevertheless, Jules convinces Madison and Stella to go with her to a party thrown by Woöm. The women are all having fun at the party, until Madison gets upset when Jules fails to understand why women accompany each other to the bathroom. To make matters worse, Stella goes missing after entering a stranger's van. Jules runs into Jeremy outside the party, and when Madison sees the two talking, she assumes they are getting back together. Instead, Jules chooses to leave with Madison to search for Stella, bringing them closer together. They eventually find Stella at a restaurant with Dave Coulier.
2"Homebody"Stephanie LaingJordan WeissNovember 15, 2019 (2019-11-15)
Jules realizes she needs to move out of the apartment she used to share with Jeremy. She seeks advice from Madison and Stella, but she inadvertently sparks an argument between the two due to their differing opinions - Stella suggests that Jules go traveling, while Madison encourages her to move into a larger apartment. After Jules accepts Izzy's offer to stay in her extra bedroom, Izzy ends up causing Madison and Stella's rift to escalate while using Jules' phone, as Jules accidentally falls over and sprains her ankle. At the hospital, Madison and Stella resolve their differences and assure they love each other. Madison also reveals she is dating a doctor. Jules eventually decides to sublet a guest house she had found earlier, which her friends help set up.
3"Mystery Brunette"Stephanie LaingSam JarvisNovember 15, 2019 (2019-11-15)
Madison invites Jules to a client's launch party, but Jules discovers that Madison invited Stella first. Stella admits that she will attend Joey Lawrence's secret party, asking Jules not to tell Madison. At the party, Jules confronts Madison, who reveals that she invited her boyfriend Colin first, but he wants to keep their relationship private. Jules accidentally discloses to a journalist that Madison's client, a vegan chef, secretly eats meat. In order to protect her client, Madison tells the journalist of Joey's party. There, Stella tells Jules that a magic show involving Joey's "death" (later revealed to be a prank) will take place. Madison, who is terrified of magic, faints. Upon awakening, Madison reveals to her friends that Colin is in the process of obtaining a divorce. Ramona calls Jules, saying she still wants Jules to be her bridesmaid. Jules lies to her friends about attending a cousin's upcoming wedding.
4"Fun Friend"Stephanie LaingGrace EdwardsNovember 15, 2019 (2019-11-15)
5"Beauty Queen"Stephanie LaingHarper DillNovember 15, 2019 (2019-11-15)
Colin suggests meeting Madison's friends over dinner. While unsuccessfully attempting to cook, Madison urges Stella and Izzy to act mature in order to impress Colin. An uncomfortable Jules hosts Ramona's bachelorette party, which is cut short after Ramona's face is accidentally burned with a curling iron. Madison, Stella, and Izzy rush over to Jules' house unannounced in order to host the dinner party, unaware of the penis-themed decorations from the bachelorette party. As Colin arrives, the dinner party turns out to be awkward, unlike the sophisticated gathering Madison had envisioned. Jules' cat Turtle vomits after eating penis-shaped confections, prompting her to call Wes, a veterinarian she met earlier. Madison admits to Colin that she was trying to impress him, while Jules and Wes hit it off.
6"History Buff"Brennan ShroffNathaniel SteinNovember 15, 2019 (2019-11-15)
7"F*** Buddy"Alethea JonesHallie CantorNovember 15, 2019 (2019-11-15)
8"Mama Bear"Alethea JonesHallie CantorNovember 15, 2019 (2019-11-15)
Jules reluctantly agrees to attend Woöm's annual wellness retreat at Celeste's Malibu home. There, Jules discovers that Colin is Celeste's husband, causing her to vomit. Izzy presumes that Jules is pregnant, especially after a spiritual guide had earlier told her that something is growing inside her. Jules returns home and takes a pregnancy test, which comes back negative. Upon facing Madison, Jules becomes nervous and lies to her about being pregnant. When a drunken Stella makes a scene at University of Southern California after learning she did not get into business school, Jules and Madison come to her aid. As Madison discovers Jules' negative pregnancy test, Jules discloses that Colin is still married to Celeste, but Madison refuses to believe it and instead lashes out at Jules. Following a tearful argument, Madison walks out on Jules.
9"Feminist"Brennan ShroffJordan WeissNovember 15, 2019 (2019-11-15)
In a dream sequence inspired by The Wizard of Oz, Celeste becomes suspicious after finding a pair of red shoes in her beach house. In order to cover for Madison, Jules claims the shoes for herself, though Celeste persistently pressures Jules into revealing the truth. At the Women's March, Jules is joined by Stella, Madison (who is still in denial about Colin's marriage), and Izzy as they set out to find the event's speaker, Sylvia Goldwyn. Upon reaching Sylvia, each of the four women asks her questions about being a feminist, to which Sylvia responds that feminism does not have a single definition. Celeste eventually apologizes to Jules for involving her in her marital problems. After awakening from her dream, Jules receives a voice message from Jeremy, asking if she is bringing a date to Ramona's wedding party and informing that he is bringing Melyssa.
10"Bridesmaid"Ira UngerleiderJordan WeissNovember 15, 2019 (2019-11-15)

Production

Development

On November 17, 2017, it was announced that Hulu had given the production a pilot order. The series was created by Jordan Weiss who was also expected to write for the series and serve as an executive producer alongside Stephanie Laing, Margot Robbie, Brett Hedblom, Bryan Unkeless, Scott Morgan, Nicole King, and Kat Dennings. In addition to producing, Laing was also set to direct the pilot episode as well. Production companies slated to be involved with the series included LuckyChap Entertainment and Clubhouse Pictures.[3]

On November 2, 2018, it was announced that Hulu had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes. Additional executive producers were reported to include Ira Ungerleider, Tom Ackerley, and Matt Spicer. Ungerleider was also set to serve as the series' showrunner and Spicer as the director of the first episode, replacing the previously announced Laing. Further production companies involved with the series were now expected to include ABC Signature Studios.[1][4][5] The series premiered on November 15, 2019.[2]

Casting

Alongside the pilot order announcement on November 2, 2018, it was confirmed that Kat Dennings had been cast in the production's lead role.[3] On January 31, 2019, it was announced that Brenda Song and Lex Scott Davis had joined the main cast in leading roles.[6] On February 19, 2019, Esther Povitsky joined the cast of the series in a lead role.[7] On April 10, 2019, it was announced Shay Mitchell had joined the cast of the series, replacing Davis.[8] On June 4, 2019, it was announced that Goran Visnjic would join the cast in a recurring role.[9]

Filming

Principal photography of the series wrapped on June 25, 2019.[10]

Reception

On Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 52% based on 21 reviews, with an average rating of 5.77/10. The site's critical consensus reads: "Dollface has all of the right parts: a talented cast, a promising premise, and plenty of surreal intrigue--if only its shallow vision of feminism didn't undermine them."[11] On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 54 out of 100 based on reviews from 12 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[12]

References

  1. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie (November 2, 2018). "'Dollface' Comedy Starring Kat Dennings Ordered to Series By Hulu From Margot Robbie, Bryan Unkeless & ABC Signature". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ a b Pedersen, Erik (July 26, 2019). "Hulu Sets Premiere Dates For New 'Dollface' & 'Reprisal', Season 3 Of 'Marvel's Runaways'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ a b Fleming Jr, Mike (November 17, 2017). "Kat Dennings To Star In Hulu Pilot 'Dollface'; 'I, Tonya's Margot Robbie, Bryan Unkeless Producing". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ Otterson, Joe (November 2, 2018). "Kat Dennings Comedy 'Dollface' Ordered to Series at Hulu". Variety. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (November 2, 2018). "Kat Dennings Comedy 'Dollface' Nabs Hulu Series Order". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (January 31, 2019). "'Dollface': Brenda Song & Lex Scott Davis Join Kat Dennings In Hulu Comedy Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (February 12, 2019). "'Dollface': Esther Povitsky Joins Kat Dennings In Hulu Comedy Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (April 10, 2019). "'Dollface': Shay Mitchell Joins Hulu Series In Recasting". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ Pedersen, Erik (June 4, 2019). "'Dollface': Goran Visnjic Set To Recur In Hulu's Kat Dennings Comedy Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ "LuckyChap Entertainment on Instagram: "As of 5:45am this morning, we are WRAPPED on our first season of Dollface! We couldn't be prouder of this show and the fantastic cast &..."". Instagram. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ "Dollface: Season 1 (2019)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ "Dollface: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved 2019.

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