Commercial for the Queen of Meatloaf
Commercial for the Queen of Meatloaf is a short film based on the play by Emilie Feldenzer. Marge is a bored housewife. Rex, her inattentive husband. In an attempt to spice up their relationship, Marge employs the Queen of Meatloaf, an ephemeral concoction that seduces Rex and Marge into a state of slumber, while permeating the homes of consumers with her enchanting aura and addicting gustatory appeal.
Rex returns home from work to find Marge in the kitchen, where she has been slaving all day over dinner. But this will be no ordinary dinner. Tonight, Marge is serving the Queen of Meatloaf, “a gustatory experience altogether unlike ordinary meatloaf.” The Queen of Meatloaf emerges silently from the kitchen in bedazzled, human form. Rex is taken aback. Marge regales him with the Queen’s nutritional and nuptial benefits. They are so overcome by the Queen that they fall asleep at the table. The Queen, in direct address to the camera, explains her irresistible appeal. She begins to multiply, emerging in various other human forms and wreaking havoc on consumer TV sets, before disappearing with a slow buzz and a fading dot of white light on the black screen.
The film was completed in April, 2017 and has screened at Sidewalk, Cuculorus, Denver, St. Louis International, Made in Baltimore, Charm City Fringe and Locavore film festivals. It stars Jenn Harris (Gayby) and Aya Cash (You're the Worst). Connect with us at Facebook.