The Lower Bottoms

The Lower Bottoms

A scripted drama / dark comedy told through the voices that make up the quickly gentrifying neighborhood of the West Oakland neighborhood.

Episodes

November 7, 2022 16 min

Lenny plans his departure from office but an encounter with Danny derails everything. Poppins attacks Beulah, leading to a deadly confrontation.

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Valera punishes Shant’e for her lies and Irene reveals the truth about the pills they’ve been giving her. A Lower Bottoms wedding brings the neighborhood together. 

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October 24, 2022 19 min

After the FCC shutdown of Liberation Radio, Rebecca and Owen are back on air…or at least podcast. Later, they meet with an old friend with questionable loyalties. Special guest Shayla Jamerson. 

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October 17, 2022 18 min

Rebecca and Shant’e are led into a compromising situation by Beulah, who now believes she is Savannah. Lenny dunks on Agent Evans but a parent-teacher conference proves his home life is in shambles.

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October 10, 2022 26 min

Savannah talks gentrification. After Irene is taken for ransom, Shant’e debates her next steps.

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October 3, 2022 34 min

ICE comes for Owen. Rebecca enlists Beulah’s help to find the informant. Special guest Pascal Robert.

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September 26, 2022 31 min

Lenny attempts to deliver an inspiring speech at City Hall but things don’t go as planned. A potential love interest lures Shant’e out of her comfort zone.

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September 19, 2022 27 min

Araceli’s life changes forever when she goes to visit her old friend Devon. Beulah struggles with paranoia in the aftermath of the cafe bombing.

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September 12, 2022 20 min

Beulah wakes up in a storage unit after blacking out. Lenny’s dream of becoming Oakland mayor has finally come true but his life couldn’t be more of a mess.

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September 12, 2022 27 min

Shante’s luxurious new life comes at a steep cost. Rebecca and Owen are back with Liberation Radio. Special guest Alice Walker.

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September 10, 2022 1 min

The Lower Bottoms: Season 2 Coming Monday September 12, 2022!

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The plan doesn’t go as Beulah expects and she receives a surprise visitor. Lenny’s prospects as mayor start to look brighter. 


Starring:

Ryan Destiny as Rebecca

Kelsey Grammer as Narrator

Theo Rossi as Lenny

Annie Ilonzeh as Beulah

Omar Dorsey as Pastor Green

Teresa "TopNotch" Celeste as Shant'e

Dru Down as Devon

Robbie Jarvis as Owen

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Shant’e takes her life into her own hands and joins forces with Irene. Lenny is confronted by his wife, who has damning evidence of his infidelity.


Starring:

Ryan Destiny as Rebecca

Kelsey Grammer as Narrator

Theo Rossi as Lenny

Annie Ilonzeh as Beulah

Omar Dorsey as Pastor Green

Teresa "TopNotch" Celeste as Shant'e

Dru Down as Devon

Robbie Jarvis as Owen

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August 31, 2021 19 min

Savannah reveals all. Owen urges Beulah to betray everything she believes in for a greater purpose.


Starring:

Ryan Destiny as Rebecca

Kelsey Grammer as Narrator

Theo Rossi as Lenny

Annie Ilonzeh as Beulah

Omar Dorsey as Pastor Green

Teresa "TopNotch" Celeste as Shant'e

Dru Down as Devon

Robbie Jarvis as Owen

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August 24, 2021 49 min

After a long night in jail, Beulah and Rebecca finally have a long-overdue tête-à-tête . Elaine Brown comes to Liberation Radio to talk about Little B, a thirteen-year old black boy who was sentenced to life in prison

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August 17, 2021 33 min

Lenny is still reeling from the embarrassing events at the fundraiser but receives another surprise visit at the cafe from Danny and Sebastian. Just when Shant’e starts to open up, a chance encounter with Rebecca leads to disaster.

Starring:

Ryan Destiny as Rebecca

Kelsey Grammer as Narrator

Theo Rossi as Lenny

Annie Ilonzeh as Beulah

Omar Dorsey as Pastor Green

Teresa "TopNotch" Celeste as Shant'e

Dru Down as Devon

Robbie Jarv...

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August 10, 2021 43 min

Tom stops by Liberation Radio to make the case for gentrification in Oakland and Elaine Brown discusses affordable housing. Beulah, Rebecca and Owen take a ride to an abandoned train station where the truth about Savannah comes out.


Starring:

Ryan Destiny as Rebecca

Kelsey Grammer as Narrator

Theo Rossi as Lenny

Annie Ilonzeh as Beulah

Omar Dorsey as Pastor Green

Teresa "TopNotch" Celeste as Shant'e

Dru Down as Devon

Robbie Jar...

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Beulah meets some of Rebecca’s strange new friends. At Freedom House, Irene tries to win over Shant’e but the task proves harder than expected.


Starring:

Ryan Destiny as Rebecca

Kelsey Grammer as Narrator

Theo Rossi as Lenny

Annie Ilonzeh as Beulah

Omar Dorsey as Pastor Green

Teresa "TopNotch" Celeste as Shant'e

Dru Down as Devon

Robbie Jarvis as Owen

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July 27, 2021 30 min

Savannah tells her side of the story. Lenny is on cloud nine when his fundraiser is a hit but the tides quickly change when his son Danny shows up fresh out of rehab.


Starring:

Ryan Destiny as Rebecca

Kelsey Grammer as Narrator

Theo Rossi as Lenny

Annie Ilonzeh as Beulah

Omar Dorsey as Pastor Green

Teresa "TopNotch" Celeste as Shant'e

Dru Down as Devon

Robbie Jarvis as Owen

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Beulah and Rebecca's trip to the laundromat gets derailed after they help out a very troubled teenager. Mayoral candidate Lenny Martelli keeps himself busy around The Bottoms but starts as many fires as he puts out.


Starring:

Ryan Destiny as Rebecca

Kelsey Grammer as Narrator

Theo Rossi as Lenny

Annie Ilonzeh as Beulah

Omar Dorsey as Pastor Green

Teresa "TopNotch" Celeste as Shant'e

Dru Down as Devon

Robbie Jarvis as Owen

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