“Stefani” is a script and film concept (developed with David Hildebrand) that was optioned by Cristall-Lane Productions — attached talent included Jeanie Drynan (Muriel’s Wedding), Kristen Hanggi (Rock of Ages), Tiffany and Deborah Gibson. The story is set in 1986 and follows two dueling pop divas, Stefani Hartfeld and Jessica Bodae.
These are two original songs I wrote for the character of Jessica Bodae. Lead vocals are performed by Jenna Leigh Green (Sabrina the Teenage Witch); Deborah Lurie (Katy Perry: Part of Me) and Damon Intrabartolo (Dreamgirls) were co-arrangers.
“Just Say, Yes!” is playing tribute to Nancy Regan’s war on drugs. Musically, it incorporates the over-synthisized sound of 80s pop music, down to the authentic Casio patches.
“Tus Manos” is an obvious parody of Madonna’s “La Isla Bonita.” In the film, Jessica Bodae faces backlash for writing outlandish songs that many perceive as racist.