ABOUT SUGAR BABY
WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH,
THE TOUGH GOTTA HUSTLE
Created by Sophia Conger and Rebecca Dearden, best-friends and former college roommates, Sugar Baby has been a labor of love since it was first conceptualized back in 2018. Conger and Dearden wrote, directed, produced, and financed the pilot episode from the ground up, and with seven additional episodes already written, the creators hope the pilot will create enough demand and traction to be able to bring the rest of the season to life.
Sugar Baby delicately balances humor and drama as it explores the absurd, exciting, disturbing, and complicated situations that women often navigate in the modern world. When making the show, Conger and Dearden set out to not only shed light on the taboo topic of sugar babying but bring a sense of empowerment to the profession as well. Throughout its first season, Sugar Baby tackles other topical controversies and strives to add an authentic perspective to the ongoing “Me Too” conversation.
Sugar Baby follows Lee Sipos, a Staten Island native with big dreams of pursuing an acting career in Manhattan. Although drowning in student debt, Lee must waitress to make extra cash and take care of her physically-disabled father, Zoltan, who has recently run into some trouble with the law.
Now having to help pay for her father's lawyer, Lee finds herself in yet another financial pickle and, in a last ditch effort, turns to a website that matches young women with rich men. Lee invents an alter-ego as a sugar baby and begins to engage in several mutually beneficial relationships that ultimately lead her to question the very principles she prides herself on.