Molly and Liz are two smart, independent women, but when they find themselves newly unemployed, they make a blood oath on a used tampon to work together as a team and take the power of their financial lives into their own hands.
By challenging the norms of what’s appropriate behavior for women, Molly and Liz are constantly pushing the boundaries of good taste in their pursuit of financial freedom. Whether it be taking jobs as under- represented female Uber drivers and experiencing #metoo moments, Liz dressing up as an African-American snow princesses for a kid’s Frozen themed birthday party, or Molly jeopardizing her bartending gig in order to use it as a feminist platform to save her client from a misogynistic boyfriend, the girls are always challenging the status quo, and they’re doing it with friendship and laughter.
Each episode of Werk features Molly and Liz taking a new form of temporary employment to make ends meet, but their “day jobs” are purely in service of their LARGER goal, which is to become successful women in Hollywood. Liz has her sights set on acting, while Molly is pursuing a career as a comedian and puppeteer. But even in their professional lives, Molly and Liz are always challenging convention
Tired of her many auditions as the “sassy black girl,” or “big boned nurse,” Liz is trying to push the boundaries of how full-figured African-American women are perceived in television and film. Meanwhile, in the stand-up comedy world, Molly is attempting to break through the glass-ceiling of the patriarchal puppetry complex by becoming the “female Jim Henson.”
Brimming with talent, ambition, and heart; it’s no question that Molly and Liz will be successful in their chosen artistic careers.
The only thing getting in their way... is WERK.