Cast: Adenike Thomas
After a long work week, Deborah is exhausted and needs to relax. One part of her psyche, Sexy Deb, appears and tries to bully her into going out to a bar for a hook-up. Soulful Deb also shows up—she lights some incense and tries to guide Deborah into some self care stroking. Then Scaredy Deb pops in and whines that she just wants to eat oatmeal and watch Gilmore Girls. When they finally rally together to get-it-on solo, Scaredy Deb questions aloud if they’ve ever truly had an orgasm, undermining each aspect of the Debs and threatening to derail their whole plan.
Through laughter and introspection, Me Time explores women’s sexuality, self care, and highlights the richness of our inner lives.
Iyabo Boyd is a screenwriter, director, and producer working in fiction and documentary film. She participated in Sundance Film Institute’s 2018 Screenwriting Intensive and Sundance Film Festival’s 2019 Talent Forum with her feature script Kayla and Eddie en Français, about an estranged black father and daughter reconnecting in Paris. Her 2014 short Forever Ally, about a gay black man writing letters to his recently deceased cat played the Seattle, Atlanta, and Boston LGBT Film Festivals. Iyabo’s latest short Me Time is a feminist comedy about masturbation, and is slated to play festivals in April 2019. As a producer, Iyabo was a Sundance Creative Producers Fellow and an Impact Partners Creative Producers Fellow in 2016 for the feature documentary For Ahkeem about a teenage black girl coming of age in St. Louis just after Ferguson, which premiered at the Berlin International and Tribeca Film Festivals. Iyabo is also the founder of Brown Girls Doc Mafia, a collective for women filmmakers of color working in documentary, which has 2,500 members globally.
The eight shorts in the NSF19 OPENING NITE program feature documentaries on New York communities, Brooklyn drag culture, and a firefighter’s love of cinema along with narrative stories about immigration, coming of age, sex, and self-pleasure.