When three sloppy twentysomethings become suspects in the murder of their dirtbag boss, they 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 8 minute digital Absurd Comedy Series is inspired by the Creators’ lives as LGBTQ+ servers and bartenders. The melodrama of Scream, meets the raw relatability of Broad City, the camp of RuPaul’s Drag Race and the dry comedic stylings of Schitt’s Creek. Sloppy Jones is a dark irreverent look at millennial financial instability, sex, and the volatile restaurant industry.
Sloppy Jones Grill in Niagara Falls hit its peak in 1999– much like it’s owner Frank. The story revolves around three friends who work at Sloppy Jones: Rory Woods., an eccentric, queer, hedonist with a passion for petty crime; Thomas J. Collins,, a selfish bitch with a fiery temper; and Harper Shelley the broke, bisexual bartender, who is the closest thing they have to a moral compass.
The Unholy Trinity’s already turbulent life is shaken to the core, when they find the frozen dismembered torso of their petty asshole boss, Frank. That night, Deborah Jones (Frank’s estranged wife, a sinister but irresistible Niagara casino shark) storms in and takes over the restaurant. An investigation opens to solve Frank’s murder and catch the killer.
Being broke, hooking up and serving sloppy joes is nothing new to this messy crew of twentysomethings, but being suspected of murder is uncharted territory.
Everyone, including Deborah, is tormented and framed by an ominous figure, who leaves accusatory notes and severed body parts around the restaurant– and in their homes. Harper, Rory, Thomas and Deb all look undeniably guilty, and begin to suspect and betray each other.
The staff complicate it all by f*cking their guests– and each other. Harper has feelings for Rory, until she finds out she’s a liar and a snake. Rory has feelings for Harper, but is tempted by the tantalizing fruit of another. Thomas misses his toxic ex, but his toxic ex doesn’t miss him. The restaurant stops making money entirely, threatening all of their jobs. With Sloppy Jones Grill on the brink of survival they’re broke, scared and a lil’ horny. As the stakes get higher, one question is on everyone’s mind– Who killed Frank? And who will they kill next?