CHICKS GOTTA SWIM
Televangelist's betrayed wife
teams with an exotic hooker
to market celebrity sperm.
A world-class hooker running for her life
(from her mobster ex-lover)
dreams of opening a sperm bank…
but first she collides with and rescues
a luscious singer
who has raced in despair
from her adulterous husband
and so together... they auction off
that Famous Televangelist's sperm
What's love got to do with it? -Everything
"Thank you for CHICKS GOTTA SWIM! I think you've created two amazing leading characters and a bunch of wonderful secondary characters. I really fell in love with and couldn't wait to see what would happen to both Sky and Lyn. … You managed to pull off a comedy with very strong emotional scenes and a lot of important things to say about women and men. You managed to blast away at stereotypes and prejudices with grace and humor."
CHIZ SCHULTZ, Exec Producer A SOLDIER'S STORY
Best Picture nomination, Academy Awards;
Paul Robeson, PBS, Best documentary,
International Documentary Award
"...I found myself fully immersed in each of these characters, felt that I knew who they were and as importantly cared about them. ...I think that all of the characters are very well defined. You offer for each a descriptive that is succinct as well as revealing. You expose to us their inner engines …This is the work of a very talented writer. …Dialogue…is where the writer shines. The rhythm and pulse of each character’s dialogue is exceptional." (Coverage of CHICKS GOTTA SWIM)
BILL BOYLE, Consultant, Analyst
THE VISUAL MINDSCAPE OF THE SCREENPLAY
UCLA faculty, Screenwriter, Lecturer. Seminars.
"Just read your script. What a romp it is! Breathless pace."
BUZZ MCLAUGHLIN, Producer
THE SENSATION OF SIGHT, Either/Or Films
Author THE PLAYWRIGHT'S PROCESS
"Brilliant! Bravo, Karen!! Wonderful! And great ending."
TISH DACE New York Critic
Author, SKIPPING OVER QUICKSAND
Leader, American Theatre Critics Association
LYN, the luscious singer-songwriter wife of TED, a charismatic televangelist, adores her husband.
So when she spots him with a prostitute Lyn’s life stops.
Without a word she takes half their money, forges a new identity, and flies away into the night.
When Lyn awakes in paradise – at Eden’s Cliff Caribbean Resort – despair overcomes her will to start fresh, and she runs to leap off Eden’s Cliff...
But at its edge she’s tripped by an exotic beauty, SKY, who looks to Lyn like a goddess sent to rescue her.
While Lyn hides her identity (famous fugitive) Sky hides that she’s a world-class hooker running from her mobster ex-lover, GENO.
Sky woos Lyn to join her sperm-selling business, which she's launching to upgrade her temporarily abandoned brothel.
Meanwhile Ted, without a clue why Lyn left, is devastated his beloved is missing, then furious she’s absconded with a fortune, then bewildered when he receives proof she’s alive from the infamous Geno, who demands a midnight meet where the televangelist and the mobster make a deal: Geno promises to capture and bring home the women. (He intends to murder his)
When mishaps reveal Lyn and Sky’s identities, they each want to lose the other, but it’s too late to split: their danger, finances, and feelings are far too entwined, so they flee Geno’s men, fly home, and publicly – at a nation-wide sperm donation telethon – launch their new enterprise with a media coup: "Return of the Televangelist's Missing Wife"
But now they’re in range of the men they fled.
In multiple showdowns: Lyn confronts Geno – who’s driven a terrified Sky to bellow that she's proud to be a hooker; Sky and Geno clash on a rooftop; when Lyn refuses Ted's plea to 'come home and all is forgiven,' but instead, she auctions off his famous sperm at the celebrity telethon, Ted breaks in, breaks down, and confesses his adultery to the nation.
Then either Jack gets Jill or Jill gets even, but love’s got everything to do with it.