Jen & Tim – GayStyle

GayStyle Enterprises: ​Jen is a softly spoken Japanese wife and mother of three. She is also an ambitious tyrant. Her primary focus is her son Tim, who she trained and pushed into becoming a skateboarding champion. Although she had moved the family to America for a better life, she realises that Tim’s career can be better promoted from Tokyo if she markets him as not only a cute Japanese boy, but also a homosexual.​

​​She builds a successful empire around “Gaystyle Enterprises”, and holds suffocating control of Tim, who is struggling to reconcile his domineering mother with the desire to be a normal teenager. ​

​​As Jen Okazaki sees it, a mother knows best. Enter Gaystyle Enterprises and her son Tim coming out as the world’s first gay skateboarder. Cock-shaped whistles, perfume dispensers, water bottles and scrubbing brushes.​

 

Chris Lilley: Writer/Performer/Director/Producer

Chris Lilley received international acclaim for his portrayal of five nominees in the ABC comedy We Can Be Heroes: Finding the Australian of the Year. Creating and writing the series, Chris won the international Rose d’Or Award for Best Male Comedy Performance as well as Logie Awards for Most Outstanding New Talent and Best Comedy Series and the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Best Script Writing. The series also received nominations for four AFI awards, including Best Comedy Series, Best Screenplay for Television and Best Lead Male Actor.​

​Chris’s series Summer Heights High was one of the highest-rated series of 2007 and became the biggest-selling TV series of all time in Australia. Chris was awarded AFI Awards for Best Comedy Series, Best Performance in a Television Comedy and the Byron Kennedy Award for Summer Heights High.

​Chris began his career as a stand-up comedian and voiceover artist, graduated to television and gained a cult following for his characters Extreme Darren and Mr. G in the sketch comedy series Big Bite and Hamish and Andy on the Seven Network. Chris is also a musician and wrote much of the music for his three series. He released the single Naughty Girl, which became one of the highest-selling Top Ten singles of 2008.