THE SHABBOS GOY

Directed by Talia Osteen

Produced by Paul Feig, Laura Fischer, Kesila Childers, Jesse Schiller

USA, 2019

7 min

God literally forbids she turn off a vibrator gone rogue, so an Orthodox Jew sets out on a quest to find someone who can.

A production supported by Paul Feig’s Female Director Incubator program, Talia Osteen’s The Shabbos Goy will have you laughing all the way to Saturday. When Chana’s malfunctioning vibrator threatens to disrupt her family’s Sabbath meal, she sets out on a quest to find a non-Jew – any non-Jew! – who can turn it off for her. Raucous, punchy, delightfully culturally specific comedy from a director to watch.

— Katherine Tolentino, Programmer