by Hiko Mitsuzuka
Young cops from the 80s. Who time-travel to 2012. And go undercover at a high school.
If that sounds a little 21 Jump Streetish to you, then Gregory Bonsignore understands how pop culture savvy web audiences can be. He also knows how much they love a good satirical skewering of 80s culture. We chatted with Bonsignore, one of the stars (and director/creator) of Squad 85, the hysterically ambitious time-traveling comedy that's debuting across the interwebs this week (executive produced by Fast & Furious helmer Justin Lin).
WARNING: The following interview contains vomit, high heels, and mud racing.
As I was in the show and directing it, I was often talking to cast or crew, while soaking wet in my underwear, or in high heels and an 80s prostitute wig. You see those photos of Spielberg in those trucker hats with his hands forming a square, and you want something like that for your wall, but I just ended up more often than not looking like some homeless person they had to pay to stop walking onto set. But one day I had just run myself ragged and was clearly sick that morning and just had to jump from an exploding building, so I was soon vomiting in a Ziplock baggie. We moved onto the next scene, I composed myself...and 20 minutes went by before I realized I had been walking around in a daze, holding that clear bag of vomit as I spoke to the actors and crew.
- Hiko Mitsuzuka (@TheFirstEcho)