The Kettle Black is the story of two Hollywood best friends, Mia and Rocco, who like many of us, find themselves struggling to discover where their rightful place is in this world. Unlike many of us however, their search for happiness, success and peace of mind is on a direct collision course with the lives of the many celebrity counterparts, colleagues and frenemies they associate with. As main staples of the Hollywood scene, they too are subjected to the world’s watchful eyes – only they haven’t had to sell their souls to the E! Television network to garner any interest.
Mia’s quest to find true love is hindered by her lack of trust and scorn for men, at the very least, until she can find a way to uncover the absolute truth about her famous father’s identity. Meanwhile, Rocco’s parentless adulthood has left him uncertain about his own future, and lacks the self-assurance to decide, pursue or commit to anything.
Ultimately, The Kettle Black is based on the idea that we, as a collective audience, will continue to praise those who have sacrificed their private lives for the public’s display, so as long as they keep fulfilling our escapist nature with works of art that remain subjectively relevant. In turn, we’ll also enjoy mocking, judging and critiquing our fellow famed species whenever their backs are to the wall.
Pedestals were made high for a reason, and with one small slip, anyone perched up there can quickly come crashing down; just by simply reminding us, that they, are also human.