LOLITA EXPRESS

In 2008, Jeffrey Epstein, a wealthy businessman, was convicted of sexually abusing a minor. Despite substantial incriminating evidence, he served a short term in white-collar prison as part of a “sweetheart deal” in which he gave the government critical information about Bear Sterns, the financial giant. It is speculated that he abused over 30 girls on his private island. He has also been accused of lending young girls out to powerful men as sex slaves. Lolita Express is based on the accounts of these victims and is the second iteration of Capsized, the play developed at Brown/Trinity Rep.

Lolita Express is an exploration of choice, luxury, sexual abuse, and memory. It follows 5 teenaged girls and one child of 9 as they cope with a life of sex slavery. Although the film centers on an experience of trauma, Lolita Express is full of joy, laughter and love. It is about young women finding beauty in horrible circumstances and finding the power and courage to protect each other. It is a love letter to survivors. 

Joy is a mystery because it can happen anywhere, anytime, even under the most unpromising circumstances, even in the midst of suffering, with tears in its eyes…" - Frederick Buechner

DIRECTOR'S BIO

Octavia Chavez-Richmond is a director, playwright, and actor whose work has been featured at international film festivals and regional theaters. She holds an MFA in acting from Brown University/Trinity Repertory where she received the David Wickham Playwriting Award. After graduating, Trinity Repertory awarded Octavia with the Margo Skinner Memorial Fellowship for 2018.

Octavia uses film and theater to explore women’s relationships to their bodies. She champions women of color and their sexual agency. Her work disrupts hierarchy, racism, and misogyny and challenges conventional beauty standards.

CREW
JAYNE MCLENDON / producer
ALYSSA BROCATO / dp
AN-LIN DAUBER / prod designer

EDITOR

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

1st ASSISTANT CAMERA

GAFFER

KEY GRIP

BB SWING

BB SWING

SOUND MIXER

CAMERA PA

PA / DIT

PA

COSTUME DESIGNER

HAIR & MAKE-UP

SCRIPT SUPERVISOR

STUNT COORDINATOR

STUNT COORDINATOR

STUDIO TEACHER

STUDIO TEACHER

SET MEDIC

PHOTOGRAPHER

REBECCA ELLSWORTH

LAUREN HEAVRIN

RACHEL GARNER
HANEUL SKY KIM

MAX BRANDENBURG

CARINA MARQUEZ

ALI SAYAGO

ALAN CHANG
GARETH NG
ALEX POSELSKI

ANNA WHOLEY

AN-LIN DAUBER

LATOYA DE'SHAUN

CHELSEA VANN

KATIE ROWE

LISA HOYLE

CAROL BANDY

MELANIE PASTOR

 KRISTIN GUSTAFSON

CHRISTINA CHO 

CAST

BERNIE

NENA

SARABETH

RACHEL

DEL

JACQUELINE

TIGER

YOUNG NENA

YOUNG JACKIE

YOUNG BERNIE

G

SABRINA REVELLE

ALEXIS B. SANTIAGO
AUDEN THORNTON

OLIVIA MILLER

ORIANA LADA

JAYNE MCLENDON

J MALLORY MCCREE
ISABELLA SUAREZ
MARYSSA HAYDEN

AMA KONADU

BRUCE GALE

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