If I were a young woman today, just finishing high school and thinking about my future, I would look at two possible careers. One would be in renewable energy. The other would be in cannabis dispensaries. The legal sale of cannabis is a field wide open to women entrepreneurs and growing fast.
Disjointed is about one such woman-owned cannabis dispensary, but not by a young woman. Ruth Whitefeather Feldman (Kathy Bates), who describes herself as a cannabis lawyer, activist, and user, is selling medical marijuana.
Here’s the film synopsis from Netflix. “Disjointed is a workplace comedy from Emmy winning creators Chuck Lorre and David Javerbaum. Academy Award winner Kathy Bates plays Ruth, a lifelong advocate for legalization who is finally living her dream as the owner of an Los Angeles cannabis dispensary, Ruth’s Alternative Caring. Joining her are three charismatic “budtenders,” her entrepreneurial twenty-something year old son and a very troubled security guard. In addition to Bates, the series stars Tone Bell, Aaron Moten, Elizabeth Alderfer, Dougie Baldwin and Elizabeth Ho.”
Rhiannon O’Harra is the only female director listed. She directed just 2 episodes. With 2 men creating the series, I have my fingers crossed that they have the foresight to hire more women directors for future episodes.
We don’t get to see the amazing Kathy Bates do comedy very often. That is reason enough to take a look at Disjointed and give it a chance.
The Netflix comedy series premiers on August 25.