A biting coming of age comedy, ?Sassy Pants? follows recent homeschool grad BETHANY PRUITT as she struggles to break free from her smothering mom without any help from her deadbeat gay dad to realize her dream of attending fashion school.
Bethany Pruitt (Ashley Rickards) is valedictorian of her class ? her one student homeschool class. Stuck with younger brother SHAYNE (Martin Spanjers) under their perky but oppressive mother JUNE?s (Anna Gunn) thumb, Bethany?s only escape is a teen fashion ?zine courtesy of her absentee gay dad. She covets each edition, covertly restyling taboo fashions in her treasured scrapbook.
Bethany reluctantly succumbs to her mom?s post graduation mandate to get an accounting degree from an online university, but when she sneaks out with handsome neighbor HECTOR (Rene Rosado), Mom freaks out and retaliates by destroying her beloved scrapbook. Finally broken, Bethany catches the nearest Greyhound to her dad?s.
Life at dad DALE?s (Diedrich Bader) mobile home is no picnic either. Despite the close bond she forms with his fun, younger boyfriend, CHIP (Haley Joel Osmont), Dad?s self-loathing, alcoholic outbursts weigh heavy on Bethany. She finds solace selling clothes at a cheap, trendy retail chain, Jail Bait, but her petty, cutthroat coworkers cause a new set of ?real world? navigation problems. When Bethany learns about Fashion Art Technology Institute, aka F.A.T.I., she sees a chance to break free once and for all and forge her own brighter future. How she gets there will redefine her and her family and maybe even update her wardrobe.
Written and directed by Coley Sohn. Produced by Adam Wilkins and Pavlina Hatoupis. Starring Ashley Rickards, Haley Joel Osment, Anna Gunn, Diedrich Bader, Martin Spanjers, Jenny O’Hara, Shanna Collins and Aaron Perilo.
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