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July 5, 2013

Oklahoma indie film “1 in 3” awarded Bronze Telly recognition



According to the movie’s website, the story follows an abused woman Ophelia Metz as she fights to flea from her own cycle of violence. Upon arriving at a shelter, Ophelia meets shelter worker Sydell Thomas, who becomes Ophelia’s advocate. Slowly, it is revealed that Sydell’s life is not unlike the lives of the women who come into shelter — for it is closer than she thinks.

Davis based the movie off of experiences at the Norman shelter but said she took creative liberties for entertainment value.

Davis received tips on authenticity from police officers to other more senior women’s advocates. One actual dramatic event from her work days used in the film involved a judge ordering Davis into a confrontational situation with a client who had a victim’s protective order against her abuser.

“In the film the abuser pulls a gun when the woman and her advocate go to the house to get her things,” she said.

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In a new current project Davis is searching for that elusive combination of marketability and social commentary. It’s a feature film comedy titled “Spectacular Testicle Spectacle” with a male character who suffers verbal abuse from his girlfriend.

“It’s entertaining and funny without selling out,” she said. “If you know what ‘The Vagina Monologues’ is about, it’s like that but in the realm of masculinity with my little stamp on it.”

Although she’s a Texan by birth, Davis is getting extremely close to being a sure enough Okie. One of her industry jobs involves the extreme sport of catfish noodling, where people go into farm ponds or along river banks and catch live catfish by reaching into their dens and grabbing them through the gills or mouth with their bare hands. Davis has been a production assistant for Brad Beesley’s National Geographic channel TV show “Mudcats” that premiered in 2012. All episodes have been filmed in Oklahoma with a cast of genuine noodling yahoos.

“You can even see me on screen in Mudcats’ first season,” Lagueria said. “I’ve become an Okie by default.”

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