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Tue, 11 Jun ’13

PERIODS. Films: Taking Historical Comedy Seriously

From vikings to pilgrims to 80s power players, no one is safe.

Surely you’ve wondered how the wives of vikings dealt with their husbands’ rampant pillaging or what really happened between Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Well, wonder no more, because PERIODS. Films is here with their own brand of historically-based, irreverent humor. Created by Victor Quinaz and Anna Martemucci three years ago, the group has grown to include a large recurring cast, including Star Trek‘s Zachary Quinto, who join in the lampooning of time periods and classic literature.

Recently, PERIODS. has turned its attention to Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women in the form of first-person vlogs from each of the March sisters, called Lil Women. These shorts feature the current queen of vlogging, Grace “DailyGrace” Helbig as sister Meg who does her best to give perpetually ill Beth a makeover using ash from a matchstick. That’s how beauty happened in those days.

For their current project, entitled Big City Bright Lights, PERIODS. has set their sights on the rampant excess of the 1980s with a POV comic-tragedy with references to Wall Street and American Psycho that is equal parts funny and sad, but mostly funny. If you’re interested in more from PERIODS. be sure to check out our interview on Nerdist.com and keep a look out for their first feature film, Breakup at a Wedding, on VOD and Digital June 18th.