MUTHA is a television show created by Mandy May Cheetham and Deborah Jarvis about a Connecticut Housewife who moves to Brooklyn to become a rapper.
Connecticut housewife Mandy has finally cracked. Her husbandʼs banging Mandyʼs 24-year-old life coach, her teenage son Jake is mortified by her very existence, and her Granny Pegʼs running a commune in Brooklyn. Sheʼs been sideswiped on the highway after head banging her fury out to rap music . . . and now sheʼs having a meltdown. The black men whoʼve swiped her car are impressed. (“Iʼve never seen a white woman have a nervous breakdown to an N.W.A. track”.) But Mandyʼs not just any white woman. Sheʼs a well-educated, mostly polite, ex-cheerleader whoʼs learning to express her rage through rap. Rapping (in private, to herself) is Mandyʼs therapy.
Sprung from jail after the car accident, and separated from her cheating husband, Mandyʼs taken refuge with her shell-shocked son on Granny Pegʼs crumbling hippie brownstone in Brooklyn. (Grey Gardens meets a 70ʼs Love Shack). Surrounded by the freaks and misfits her Granny rents out to - Mandy and Jakeʼs new ʻfamilyʼ – Mandy hits emotional bottom. Granny Peg attempts to cheer her up, but everything keeps getting worse -until a visit to the local karaoke bar. (“Nothing warms a sour heart like a little karaoke, Peaches.”) And when a white dude with swagger starts mutilating an Eminem song, Mandy finds herself on stage for the first time saving him – and then killing the song herself. A star is born, unexpectedly. …Is it possible? Can a middle-aged housewife have finally found her calling??
ʻMandy Mayhemʼ is a darkly comic new series about rap, rage and redemption. We follow Mandyʼs struggles to make it as a middle-aged, white, female rap artist in a young, black, male-dominated world, and reconnect with her freaked-out son. Itʼs inspired by real-life rapper Mandy May Cheetham, an L.A. based actress and performer, and features original rap music and performances. Itʼll rock your world. Word.
What's Up?! Where My Bitches At?
(the character's first rap video)
Live performances in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto