‘Hacks’ star Meg Stalter to create HBO Max comedy about a ‘Christian closeted lesbian’
Hi gay! Happy Pride month. To celebrate all you queer thangs, Hacks star and the internet comedian behind those viral Pride memes Meg Stalter is getting her own HBO Max show. We love a queen getting her coin.
According to Variety the series is called Church Girls and inspired by Stalter’s own life. It follows a 20-year-old Christian closeted lesbian named Beth Parker juggling her sexuality and religious faith in a suburban town in Ohio. This plot? She really ate and left no crumbs. Those poor ants.
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Stalter created the pilot for the show and it will executive produce it alongside Gabe Liedman, Mackenzie Roussos and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. It will be co-produced by HBO Max and A24.
The resident funny gal celebrated the good news in a tweet sharing the Variety report.
“The Gay God girls are making a pilot.”
Stalter was the breakout star in HBO’s Hacks series. She played Kayla, Jimmy’s (Paul W. Downs) overbearing and nepotist child assistant, and starred alongside Jean Smart, Hannah Einbinder, Downs, Kaitlin Oslin, Carl Clemons-Hopkins and more.
RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Katya gave the show a raving review on Twitter, describing it as the “best show on television”.
The internet comedian will next star in Cora Bora, a dark comedy about a struggling artist (Stalter) who returns home to Portland to try and win her girlfriend’s love. The project will be directed by Hannah Pearl Utt and written by Rhianon Jones (Shiva Baby).