Having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day in the workplace isn’t the best. But thanks to new web series Resting Pitch Face, arriving on YouTube Feb. 19 in the US, those experiences have been put to good use: comedy. Resting Pitch Face is a show about women in STEM fields. Samantha is a research scientist in a lab, Mahala a cybersecurity dev at a games company, and Olivia a textile engineer at a sportswear company. The show speaks to fans of Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope, Girls and Broad City — shows that feature young women banding together as they deal with the difficulties of work. Resting Pitch Face just also happens to be about women working in STEM fields. It’s also about male-dominated workplaces. “No inappropriate clothing,” a male manager tells Sam. “I mean, you could be growing a baby under there and we’d never know.” It’s clear director Claudia Pickering and writers Nicola Parry and Jessica Harris didn’t hold back when it came to giving outrageous lines to male characters. “Looking at those experiences through a comedic lens meant that we actually had fewer boundaries,” Parry said. “It became a fun way not only to call out outdated behaviour, but to shed light on the exciting opportunities available to young women in STEM fields today.” Bridie Connell, who plays Sam, reacted to the appalling scripted situations like she would in real life. “I would just do what I often do in these moments and employ my coping… [Read full story]
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