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Wes Alums Make Web Series, Give Film Majors Shred of Hope for Post-Grad Creative Fulfillment

Boychicks” fans rejoice: Josh Margolin ’11 and Charlie Alderman ’11 just made the interwebs a little bit brighter with the release of “New Partner,” a web series about “a young hotshot cop…who keeps getting his partners killed.” Margolin (of “New Girl” and, more importantly, “Enrolled” fame) stars as said hotshot alongside other glamorous working actors like Wayne Knight and Nick Searcy. Finally we can all breathe a sigh of relief about the fate of the comedy crisis on campus. Check out the first episode below, and watch to your heart’s content at their website.

Enrolled Alums Film Comedy Sketch, Possible Web Series

You might remember comedy veteran Josh Margolin ’11 as one of the creators of “Enrolled,” Wesleyan’s first ever web series. Now he’s back at it again, this time joined by Julian Silver ’12 and Charlie Alderman ’11. The three recently released “boychicks” (yes, with a lowercase ‘b’), a comedic sketch about a few broke 20-somethings as they scheme to obtain free drinks. (Sound familiar?) Though it is currently a stand-alone sketch, Margolin says they plan on shooting more and hope to expand it into a web series.

In the clip, “The boychicks attempt to get their drink on… without spending any money. ” Watch it above.

Alderman ’11 Produces Web Series, “Chloe and Zoe”

“In real life, we don’t do anything… and then we get stoned and do so many things.”

Chloe and Zoe, above, is a new web series written by and starring two young women named—shockingly—Chloe and Zoe. The more relevant Wes connection is that Charlie Alderman ’11 is the producer. After graduating from Wes with a degree in English (and being profiled in Wesleying’s Thesiscrazy for his epic thesis on Franzen, DeLillo, DFW, and Bret Ellis), Charlie moved to Los Angeles and began studying film at the University of Southern California. A good percentage of Wesleyan should be able to relate to this episode, in which the two protagonists get high and reflect on their accomplishments.

Also highly recommended is Episode 2 of Chloe and Zoe, which appears past the jump. In Charlie’s words:

Episode 2 has a whole lotta Wes-ish going on: theater legend Josh Margolin ’11 starred, Braxton-acolyte Jon Myers ’11 mixed the sound (and did some heady stuff to it you can only learn if you’re tight with Braxton), and I directed.