“A waxed asshole Is the window to the soul” – Mother, Horrible People, 2008
You probably know A.D. Miles from Reno 911, Dog Bites Man, Wainy Days, Wet Hot American Summer or his very successful internationally known online web series, Horrible People. The web series was embraced by an international base of true soap fans and the comedy community as well. Thirteen web episodes were translated into just about every major language in existence and was oddly popular in France, go figure. At one point it was the “#2 most viewed entertainment video” on the internet. With over 1.7 million (and counting) views Horrible People has shown the world that A.D. Miles knows what hungry web audiences want, and how to give it to them.
If you haven’t seen Horrible People, I’m jealous of you because you get to go to www.mydamnchannel.com right now and watch it from beginning to end. Needless to say I am thrilled to death to hear that A.D. Miles has another web series, Hot Sluts, Rated R, in the works. So we reached out to A.D. and asked him a few questions about the sultry new series.
Tubefilter: Who are the stars of your new web series?
A.D. Miles: Sandy Martin as Jackie the harsh club owner. I met Sandy on the Comedy Central pilot Speed Freaks that I did with Zach Galifianakis. She’s a true one of a kind actor who never fails to make me laugh. We also have Alison Brie from Mad Men as our lead, the part of Amber, a Midwestern girl who literally gets off of a bus right in front of the nightclub. I met her through Joe Lo Truglio. A real pro, she came in and got the joke and gave a terrific performance all while wearing a very skimpy outfit. Not an easy task. The rest of the main cast consists of the club employees played by Angela Sarafyan, Zach Abel [who's stars in the web series My Alibi], Shvonna Lavette, [Carmen Perez] and Debbie Boone. Most of them I met through the normal casting process and have to say I feel very lucky, because finding women who are beautiful enough to play Hot Sluts but also good enough of actors to act in the style of the genre was a little like looking for a needle in a haystack. And we found a whole bunch of needles in the haystack. A whole bunch of very talented beautiful sexy needles.
Tubefilter: It’s called Hot Sluts right?
Miles: It’s called “HOT SLUTS! RATED R!” We loved saying the Rated R part so much that we eventually decided that it had to actually be part of the title. Plus it lets people know that it’s, well, rated R.
Tubefilter: What is Hot Sluts! Rated R! about? Miles: The show is about a group of foulmouthed cocktail waitresses that work at a nightclub called Scenarios. It’s about how they each have their own ambitions and dreams but that this nightclub becomes sort of like a prison, where betrayal, lust and revenge all conspire to ensnare our characters in ceaseless drama. It sort of borrows from the sexploitation women-in-prison films of the 70′s and 80′s, but I don’t think anyone under 35 will ever get that. So hopefully super hot girls in skimpy outfits who stab each other for no reason will be enough to get people to tune in.
Tubefilter: When can people see it and where can they see it?
Tubefilter: How does it feel to be the funniest guy on the internet?
Miles: I would never claim to be the funniest person on the internet, or even on my block (my next door neighbor is 93 and does a wicked Eleanor Roosevelt impression), but it feels great to be making things that people find funny on the internet. I love the direct relationship you have with the viewer that you don’t have in movies or TV. Most of the time it’s nice to read people’s comments and feedback but other times they say mean things and it makes me want to jump out of a window. But then I think that the person making the comment is probably only 14, so I decide I should just hang myself instead.
Tubefilter: What’s your favorite web series?
Tubefilter: Is there anyone in the web world that you’d like to work with that you haven’t yet?
Miles: The HotForWords girl on YouTube. Because there’s a few words I’ve always wanted to know the meaning of and she’s so much better looking than a dictionary.
Tubefilter: Is there anything about the show that you’d like to mention.
Miles: I’d prefer that people watch our show because they appreciate subtle nods to long forgotten film genres mixed with good comedy, and not just because it has super hot girls in skimpy outfits, gun fire, giant mirror balls, and erotic dance sequences.
[A.D. was nice enough to share some of his favorite behind the scene pics from the filming of Hot Sluts, Rated R. Enjoy!]