Sloppy Jones Story Synopsis
When the dismembered torso of the dirtbag owner of Sloppy Jones Grill is found in the restaurant’s freezer, three queer twenty-something servers stop at nothing to clear their names, pay their rent and party like it’s 1999.
Sloppy Jones is a queer slasher mystery. This 6 x 10 minute absurd comedy series is inspired by the creators’ lives as LGBTQ+ millennial servers and bartenders. The melodrama of Scream meets the raw relatability and humour of Broad City, the camp drama of Jawbreaker and the dry comedic stylings of Schitt’s Creek. Sloppy Jones is a dark irreverent look at millennial issues, relationships, and financial instability.
Sloppy Jones Grill in Niagara Falls hit its peak in 1999—much like its owner Frank. The story revolves around three friends who work at the Grill: Rory Woods, an eccentric goofball with criminal tendencies; Thomas J. Collins, a selfish calculating bitch; and Harper Shelley, a broke, bisexual bartender, who is the closest thing they have to a moral compass.
This Unholy Trinity’s already turbulent world is shaken to the core, when they find the frozen torso of their asshole boss, Frank. Deborah Jones (Frank’s estranged wife, a sinister but irresistible former pageant Queen) storms in and takes over the restaurant. An investigation opens to solve Frank’s murder and catch the killer.
As the investigation heats up, Deborah and The Unholy Trinity are tormented and framed by an ominous figure, who leaves terrifying notes and severed body parts around the restaurant– and in their leftovers. Harper, Rory, Thomas and Deb all look undeniably guilty, and begin to suspect and betray one another.
In spite of Deb’s best efforts, the restaurant soon stops making money entirely, threatening all of their jobs. With Sloppy Jones Grill on the brink of bankruptcy, they are broke, scared and, somehow, still a lil’ horny. As the stakes get higher, three questions are on everyone’s mind—Who killed Frank? Who will they kill next? And can our Sloppy crew stop hooking up long enough to save themselves?