Queens of Drama is a television series that follows the glamorous lives of six Hollywood actress as they set out to reimagine the roles women play in filmmaking. The season gains its momentum early when Daytime stars Lindsay Hartley, Crystal Hunt, Chrystee Pharris and Vanessa Marcil enlist legendary actress Donna Mills to help transform their collective ideas into a marketable pilot episode. Queens of Drama is set in beautiful, sunny Los Angeles, the perfect setting for emotions to flare. However, the show is about more than just clashing personalities. It unveils a side of Hollywood that is rarely displayed in view of the public. The show touches on the struggles that impact female actresses and confronts the question, “what happens when a handful of women set out to make television history?”
Not only is the show entertaining, but it also brings to the forefront one of the more sensitive social aspects of the entertainment industry. In one of the earlier scenes, Chrystee Pharris comments on the shortage of desirable roles available to women, especially those of color.
Season one opens with four veteran actresses who gather at a networking event, each one hoping to revive their careers. Lindsay Hartley, Crystal Hunt and Chrystee Pharris become heavily engaged in a discussion about the lack of female visionaries powering the front lines of the industry. Right away, Crystal Hunt, displaying her bold and outgoing personality, introduces Vanessa Marcil to the conversation. Crystal is ambitious and opinionated and it’s part of why so many people follow her on Instagram, a combination that makes her impulsive at times. She is the youngest member of the group, and brings a youthful energy that helps shape the overall tone of the series. As the women drive their vision forward, Crystal demonstrates her ability to mature and evolve, and she colors the show with her fearless disposition.
After a string of commercials, Crystal Hunt exploded into mainstream television at the age of 17 when she landed a spot on Guiding Light as a volatile young teen named Lizzie Spaulding, a role that earned her a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Young Actress. During and after her run on Guiding Light, she made appearances on a few feature films, including The Derby Stallion and Sydney White. She returned to daytime television as mischievous young Stacy Morasco in One Life to Live. In 2015 Crystal joined a star-studded roster on the set of Magic Mike XXL. In the same year she made her directorial debut in the movie Talbot County, and also starred alongside a lively cast of Soap Opera celebrities in Queens of Drama. More acting reels are available on Crystal Hunt’s Vimeo.
As Queens of Drama moves forward, the women begin to form new alliances, while old ones are tested, and the show builds enough tension to satisfy any reality television buff. Hollywood powerhouse, Donna Mills, after assuming the group’s executive producer role, uses her influence to accelerate the pilot’s initial pitch. Episode after episode becomes a trial of each actress’s courage and determination, leaving viewers wondering who will be left standing at the end.