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The young woman stands in front of the bathroom mirror – an internal battle raging.

Does she follow her impulses and sleep with her new friend on the first date, or take a more conservative course and quietly usher him to the door?

It’s the kind of dilemma that has plagued countless women and more than a few men as they navigate the perils of dating.

And that makes it perfect fodder for a new web series, to be shot in Byron Bay next month.

Freudian Slip is a six-part comedy series exploring the inner turmoil that accompanies romance and dating.

Each bite-sized episode explores a different dating dilemma from a woman’s perspective, and the competing voices in her head.

Externalise doubts

Local writer and director Clare Sladden says the series will ‘externalise women’s doubts and dilemmas’.

‘It’s a little bit like the age-old internal battle between the angel and the devil,’ says Sladden, 36.

‘But we’ve gone a bit more Freudian, incorporating the idea of the super-ego that always wants to do the right thing, versus the Id which is all about acting on impulse.’

Featuring the acting debut of well-known journalist and commentator Ben Law, the series was inspired by Sladden’s own experience of dating’s trials and tribulations.

Freudian Slip is due to be shot in mid-December and released in March next year.


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