Sundance Channel and Isabella Rossellini explore the seduction tactics employed by bugs, fish & more in five-part short film series `Seduce Me` premiering online on April 20th
Timed to the fourth season of THE GREEN, Sundance Channel will debut the five-part original series 'Seduce Me' exclusively online at sundancechannel.com on April 20th. Directed, written by and starring Isabella Rossellini, the five two-minute portraits explore the unconventional seduction rituals of creatures ranging from bugs to cuttle fish. In the same vein as Rossellini's multiple Webby Award-winning series, 'Green Porno,' 'Seduce Me' offers an entertaining yet informative look into the bizarre seduction rituals that often precede the mating process. Following its online debut, the series, produced by Isabella Rossellini, Rick Gilbert and Jody Shapiro, will be available on Video On Demand beginning May 5th and premiere on Sundance Channel on May 25th at 9:50pm ET. Creator and director of 'Seduce Me' Isabella Rossellini said 'After my comical series, 'Green Porno,' on how animals mate, I wanted to showcase a new series about how animals seduce each other with different, varied and incredible strategies...they might give us some new ideas about how to conquer our mates!' Sarah Barnett, GM and EVP of Sundance Channel said 'We thought nothing could top the weird and funny brilliance of 'Green Porno,' but with 'Seduce Me' Isabella Rossellini has surpassed herself! Sundance Channel and sundancechannel.com are always looking for contemporary artists to show our audience what's next - with 'Seduce Me' you get 2 minute works of art that are fresh, funny, sexy and educational.' The 'Seduce Me' mini-site on sundancechannel.com will also include exclusive behind-the-scenes videos and photos shot on the set, featuring cast and crew including Rossellini. Interviews with various members of the project will also be featured on Sundance Channel blogs, including SUNfiltered and Full Frontal Fashion. You can also watch all of the Green Porno episodes, take the Green Porno Quiz and try our name generator to discover your 'Seduce Me' or 'Green Porno' movie star name. Episode descriptions for 'Seduce Me' follow below. Tuesday, April 20 'Bed Bug' - Bed bugs reproduce in mass numbers. This episode explores the violent nature in which the blood-sucking baby bugs are conceived. 'Cuttle Fish' - Male cuttle fish play the field and often 'sneak' into harems posing as females. Once infiltration is complete, the male liberally sows his seed leaving several members of the harem pregnant. 'Duck' - The female duck has a complex body. While males show dominance by forcefully mating with her, she chooses which male will father her ducklings by rejecting and redirecting the seed that doesn't suit her. 'Salmon' - Life and death surround the reproductive activities of salmon. Babies are born into the decay of their dead parents' bodies but manage to avenge their deaths by eating the parasites that attacked them. 'Snake' - Monogamy is the goal of the male garter snake - he's got to be the only one. Once he's mated with his female lover, his hopes are high that no other males come along to 'un-seal' the deal. 'Seduce Me' is written and directed by Isabella Rossellini. Produced by Rick Gilbert, Isabella Rossellini and Jody Shapiro. Produced in association with Sundance Channel. About Sundance Channel Under the creative direction of Robert Redford, Sundance Channel is the television destination for independent-minded viewers seeking something different. Bold, imaginative and uncompromising, Sundance Channel offers audiences a diverse and engaging selection of films, documentaries and original programs. Launched in 1996, Sundance Channel is a subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC. Sundance Channel operates independently of the non-profit Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival, but shares the overall Sundance mission of encouraging artistic freedom of expression. Sundance Channel's website address is www.sundancechannel.com. About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC). Rainbow Media owns and operates some of the world's most popular and award-winning entertainment brands, including AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv, Wedding Central and IFC Entertainment (IFC Center, IFC Festival Direct, IFC Films, IFC In Theaters and IFC Productions). Additional information about Rainbow Media's multiplatform brands is available at www.rainbow-media.com.