Helps to Hate You a Little: a Lovestory is a tragic farce that unfolds in and underneath New York City. It is Persephone but with more kink. It is Wuthering Heights without the death scene, and with a better soundtrack. It’s Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, if Bill and Ted were two dykes in love and Ted had an unsuspecting boyfriend. Helps to Hate You a Little incorporates elements of BDSM, shapeshifting, the absurd, and mixtapes in order to interrogate questions of belonging and foreignness.
by Ella Boureau | dir. by Jaki Bradley | Co-produced by Eric Borlaug & lyvon Edebiri for Playmachine & Ella Boureau | with Laura Ramadei, Taylor Shurte, Mykal Monroe, Emily Anderson, and Cristina Pitter | PSM: Kristin Dwyer; Sets: Frank Oliva, Costumes: Sarah Zanotti; Choreo: Jess Goldschmidt.