Á LA CARTE is an original scripted dramedy [drama + comedy]
about the misadventures of the black millennial dating experience
and one girl's journey to the last place she ever thought she would
end up ... on the side. The series explores the hyper-sexual, superficial,
ethically challenged nature of the millennial dating culture and its perilous
effects on the self-esteem, integrity, values, and emotional health of our
generation. By examining topics such as colorism within the black community,
interracial relationships,"daddy issues," and trends like sugaring
(engaging in intergenerational, transactional relationships); the series also
forces us to confront some of the self-destructive behavior that contributes
to our dating downfalls.
A first-generation college student who graduated at the top of her class from Howard University, twenty-five year-old Mahogany Rose is an ambitious, intelligent, funny, beautiful black woman who prides herself on being the best and excelling at everything ... except love.
25-year-old Mahogany Rose has been an
an overachiever with high moral standards her whole
life ... until now. After adopting a more “liberal”
approach to sex and dating, she finally lands the
man of her dreams, Kaleb - there’s just one tiny
problem: he has a girlfriend. Accustomed to being
number one, Mahogany’s whole world is turned
upside down now that she finds herself playing
Over the years, her moderate self-esteem and
high – although not unrealistic – standards have been
consistently crippled by the hypersexual, superficial,
ethically challenged millennial dating culture.
She has just about accepted defeat.
When the story starts, Mahogany, who’s been sufering
through a months-long sexual frustration, is on yet
another disastrous date. Things go from bad to worse
and by the night’s end, she draws the conclusion that
“hoes are winning” and contemplates becoming one.
Though her love life is a “complete shit show,” Mahogany
still holds committed relationships in high regard and
finds hope in her roommate and best friend Shyra – a rare
product of a two-parent household, raised on a steady
diet of romantic comedies, Catholic school, and Good
Housekeeping – who’s long-term relationship with Rodney is pictureperfect ... or so it seems.