“Delivery Girl” is One Woman’s Story of Self-Discovery
27 Mar, 2019
In Kate Krieger’s new pilot Delivery Girl, we are pulled into a world where a young woman fights to retain her own identity in a traditional Catholic family where heterosexual values are the norm.
I got a chance to chat with the director and cast and crew about the series which saw its world-wide premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.
Kate Krieger wrote, directed, and acted in Delivery Girl, the pilot to a female-empowered series about a lesbian stuck in a traditionalist world that doesn’t recognize her for who she really is. The pilot also features brilliant performances from Joe Holt and Chandler Lovelle. Kate is a multi-talented actress and filmmaker who is known for her role in Workaholics, and Celeste & Jesse Forever. Delivery Girl is her directorial debut. Kate’s performance in this film was moving and left me wanting more.
In Delivery Girl, we meet Trisha Donahue (Kate Krieger) who is in love with another woman, but she’s afraid that this woman doesn’t love her enough to leave the man she’s with to be with her. She is also hiding the fact that she is a lesbian from her strict, Catholic parents.
I wanted to see more of the family dynamic in this pilot. I saw that the family was church-going and the mother seemed to be in charge, holding a prominent place in the church community, but I wanted to know more.
Delivery Girl is an important story and one that needs to be told. For aeons, the church and LGBTQ people have been at odds. It has only been in the last sixteen years or so that the church at large has recognized same-sex marriage and equality in the church starting with Gene Robinson’s election as Bishop of the U.S. Episcopal Church.
Through new voices like Kate Krieger, we are given a glimpse into the future of Hollywood where women have a powerful voice and write their own rules.