Sex, drugs, Rock & Roll... and kids.
The McLAIN FAMILY / The Roadies
What happens when you’re a working class family and the Joneses you gotta keep up with are the two most famous Rock groups of the last decade?
GEORGE McLAIN - (10/F) The show’s protagonist.
Named after her war-hero grandfather, she is a tall, lanky misfit who doesn’t fit the mold in which she has been cast. Floats between the adult world, the nannies and the children, she sees all. Her low self-esteem however - fortified by her mother’s need to showcase her - puts her in harms way more often than not. Best friends with GRETTLE (daughter of the world’s best guitarist and founder of one of the most famous rock bands in the world).
GEORGE is frequently left alone to fend for herself as her neglectful parents choose the fast life over their family. When her mother hires a young male nanny to take care of her and her brother, he tortures them both by game-playing. In one example of cat and mouse he beats her home from school one day and locks her out, laughing as she urinates on herself outside in humiliation.
NEIRA McLAIN - (40/F) GEORGE’S mother.
Namesake Antianeira, succeeded Penthesilea as Queen of the Amazons. She was best known for ordering her male servants to be crippled "as the lame best perform the acts of love).
Hairdresser. Very promiscuous and sexually liberated while maintaining the facade of being happily married even though she isn’t. Ahead of her time with hardcore yet confused feminism - she holds the tenants of feminism close while holding the desire and adoration of men above all else.
Loves attention. Will whip off her top and cut her client’s hair in her bra w/o thought. Nearly dies in a car crash while in Greece in the season finale. Coke-head.
On money: “A woman’s best friend is her benefactor.” On the past: “If you don’t talk about it, it didn’t happen.” On being an asshole: “I’m not responsible for your feelings”
LESLEY - (8/M) GEORGE’S younger brother. Goes by Max after Mad-Max and because NEIRA thinks it’s good for his “self esteem” to name himself. Very sensitive, will cry when he hears the song Happy Birthday. Golden Child to NEIRA’s narcissism.
One of only a handful of males. Very pretty. His father SIMON is disgusted by him. Would be closer to his sisters if it weren’t for his blind loyalty to NEIRA.
CLEO - (16/F) NEIRA’S first child from previous marriage. Wild child, beautiful and popular in an unassuming way - almost as if she is unaware.
Scapegoat to NEIRA’s narcissism and frequently thrown out of the house after nuclear face-offs with her. She straddles the world of wealth and excess at her Mother’s house and extreme poverty and suffering at her Step-Mother’s.
Her biological father lives in a trailer in the wilderness, steeped in alcoholism and self-loathing. She has a carbon copy sibling duo at her Step-Mother’s house: an 8-yr-old half-brother and a 10-yr-old half-sister. We only hear about this other family - never see them.
THE NANNY - JEANNIE (18/F) The McLain family’s nanny. Working-class, from a family of 8 kids. Perfectionist. True hearted and well-mannered.The heart of the family and moral compass of the show.
After her sister LIZZIE ends up in jail, JEANNIE leaves the McClains to nanny DALLAS’ kids. She substitutes herself with her abusiveyounger brother but maintains a close relationship with GEORGE and LESLEY as their surrogate mother.
SIMON - (40/M) NEIRA’S husband.
Tour Roadie. Drug dealer. Everyone calls him Simple Simon. Spins a good yarn, dorky but charismatic.Devoted to NEIRA. Very high functioning alcoholic with an angry streak. A rarely passing satellite to the White Snakes’ world.
DALLAS DYER’S FAMILY / The Best Rock Band In The World
There’s a hierarchy in the world, and that especially applies to Rock. More fame, more money, more trouble.
DALLAS DYER - (42/F) Ex-model. Married to LARRY - the greatest guitarist in the world.
Rotund earth goddes. Always clad in angelic white. She sees angels and spirits, is a colortherapist, is “friends” with the Dalai Lama, and is involved in many children’s charities.
She has recently birthed the youngest of her four children who serves as a faulty band-aid to her failing marriage. Her blatant denial of life comes off as serenity. Under the veneer of her buddah-like smile is, quite simply, nothing. This makes it easy for people to project whatever they want onto her and she, blindly, complies. Happy to make people feel good.
GRETTLE - (10/F) DALLAS’ eldest daughter. Best friends with GEORGE.
A perfect replica of her father with her mothers hair. Androgynous. Tom-boy. Straight as an arrow with nerves of steel and no fear.
She shares a secret language with GEORGE called Rag: “Ha-rag-ave you-rag-oo go-rag-ot the-rag-uh ty-rag-ime?”Translation: Have you got the time?
She gets GEORGE in trouble on an athletic/physical level and GEORGE gets her in trouble through sexual exploration (they get caught listening to porn on the phone).
Both parental units think the other is a bad influence on the other but the truth is they are as bad as each other. Their camaraderie is enviable and contagious.
LOLA - (8/F) middle child.
Wild-child, crazy. In love with George’s brother LESLEY. Sexually awakened and inappropriatelymisdirected.
ANA - (6/F) (from the Spanish “Anadon”) The youngest girl. An ugly duckling with bucked, gappy teeth and glasses. Funny, shy, andvery fond of GEORGE.
NUWA - (6mos) Infant child. Born as a final effort to save hisparents dissolving marriage.
THE NANNY - LIZZIE (24/F) JEANNIE’S oldersister and responsible for getting her the job.
Feisty, voluptuous, sex-crazed. Alcoholic.
Half way through the show she is put in jail for aiding and abetting her king-pin drug-dealerboyfriend whom she meets at her 30th birthday party - thanks to LARRY and SIMON.
LARRY/LAZZA - (50/M) The greatest guitarist on the planet.
From the biblical Lazaurus. Stoic. Emotionless. A ghost. A satellite to the White Snakes’ world.
IPHY CORCRA’S FAMILY / The (huge) One Hit Wonder Band - Side A
Fame is often an incestuous pool of double-dipping hangers-on, especially for those who had fame fast and spend the rest of their lives holding onto it by their claws.
IPHY CORCRA (42/F) - Twin of ELLY CORCRA. Ex-model.
Namesake Iphigenia . Married to DANNY, RAY’s brother and keyboardist of second band. The “down to earth” of the twins but is easily influenced enabling ELLY’S bad behavior. Had trouble having kids, only has the one.
Complicated relationship with her adult step-daughter ZAHARA. Always fixing ELLY’S messes. Horses, cats, and packs of Rottweilers at her sprawling new-money, multi-family CORCRA estate.
ANDREA/ANDY - (8/F) IPHY’S only surviving child.
Sweet, funny. Viciously spoilt.
ZAHARA - (24/F) IPHY’S step-daughter.
DANNY’S older daughter from previous marriage. Removed. Uppity. Self-centered. Heroin Addict.
THE NANNY - BLANCA (22/F) Spanish Au Pair.
Exotic. Fun. Center of Attention. This family does not hold on to their nannies...
DANNY - (55/M) IPHY’S husband. Keyboard player of the band.
RAY’S older brother. A satellite to the White Snakes’ world.
ELLY CORCRA’S FAMILY / The (huge) One Hit Wonder Band - Side B
ELLY CORCRA - (42/F) - Twin of IPHY CORCRA. Ex Model.
Namesake Electra. Married to RAY, DANNY’s brother and drummer of second band. The “Loose Cannon” of the twins. Obsessed with her looks, surgery junkie (nosejob is botched), multiple affairs and an open marriage.
Fun, wild, fiercely loyal. Addict. Horses, cats, and packs of Rottweilers at her sprawling new-money, multi-family CORCRA estate.
MILLIE - (15/F) ELLY’s eldest daughter.
Very sexually advanced. Hangs out with older kids, not really interested in the other kids. Has a parentally-approved 30 year old boyfriend.
YANCY - (10/F) Gorgeous and oddly dark-one-out of family.
Frida Kahlo-esque. Very smart. Creative. Introverted.
JAIME - (8/F) Spit and image of ELLY.
Very handsome, but VERY naughty. Steals the cars, quads, makes GEORGE gallop her firsttime on a horse, etc.
WINNIE - (8/F) Fraternal Twin of JAIME. Does not look like RAY or ELLY.
PEGGY - (3/F) Little sprite with a vicious, unseen-by-adult-eyesvenom. Think Omen.
THE NANNY - SOON BAI (18) Refugee, speaks very little English.
Quiet, keeps to herself, very good with the children. PTSD.
RAY - (48/M) ELLY’S husband.
From the myth of Rhea - literally god of drums. DANNY’S younger brother. Drummer of band. A satellite to the White Snakes’ world.
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