Jill Soloway


WRITER/DIRECTOR: Afternoon Delight


Afternoon Delight is the story of Rachel, a stay-at-home mom who becomes obsessed with saving a stripper named McKenna.

It’s nine am. You’ve just dropped your kid off at school. Pick-up is at four. No one knows where you are, and no one needs you. So what now? Rachel is a quick-witted and lovable, yet tightly coiled, thirty-something steeped in the creative class of Los Angeles’s bohemian, affluent Silver Lake neighborhood. Everything looks just right—chic modernist home, successful husband, adorable child, hipster wardrobe. But when she visits a strip club to spice up her marriage and gets a private dance from McKenna, something cracks open. Rachel returns to the scene of the dance to get to know McKenna, and soon after, adopt her as a live-in nanny. This bold move unleashes unimagined and colorful waves of change into Rachel’s life, marriage and community.



JILL SOLOWAY is currently developing an original comedy series for Amazon. She’s also consulting as a writer and director on HBO’s upcoming series about the life of gay men living in San Francisco and working on her next feature script. Jill’s short film, Una Hora por Favora premiered at Sundance 2012 and toured many other US festivals. She is a three-time Emmy nominee for her involvement on HBO phenom Six Feet Under. Jill worked as a showrunner and executive producer on HBO’s How to Make It in America and Showtime’s United States of Tara. In 2005, Jill authored Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants, a post-feminist manifesto/memoir. With her sister Faith Soloway, she created theater pieces The Real Live Brady Bunch and the Miss Vagina Pageant at the Annoyance in Chicago; they toured the country with both shows. With Maggie Rowe, Jill created Hollywood Hell House and Sit n Spin, a twice-monthly reading series in LA that has been around for over a decade. She is a cofounder of the community organization East Side Jews. She lives with her husband and two sons in Silver Lake.