Justice Woman: A new kind of super human heroine is in town
Justice Woman, follows Sofia Escala, a spunky Assistant D.A. by day, defender of truth and justice by night, who with the help of Robert Gallion, her gay officemate, fights to right the wrongs committed against the innocent and powerless by a corrupt legal system – and naturally winds up in some tight spots along the way
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About Justice Woman
Justice Woman is a campy series that pays homage to superheroes of yesteryears with an engaging storyline that involves SofÃa bringing to light questionable practices in the prosecution of the city’s cases, most notably the incarceration of an innocent migrant worker, Jesus Lopez, and her quest to prove his innocence with the help of Robert and few more friends she encounters on her journey along the road to justice.
ROAD TO JUSTICE
In the criminal justice system, prosecutors take an oath to seek justice, but…
WHAT IS JUSTICE?
jusÂ·tice -noun /ËjÉstis/- just behavior or treatment; the quality of being fair and reasonable; the administration of the law or authority in maintaining this; a judge or magistrate, in particular a judge of the supreme court of a country or state.
The definition itself begs the following questions:
What is “just” or “fair and reasonable”?
What if the authority administering the law or a judge or magistrate is neither “just” nor “fair and reasonable”?
Who sets the standard for what is “just” or “fair and reasonable”?
The common law makes use of the Reasonable Person as an objective standard to determine what is “just” or “fair and reasonable” within the given circumstances, but who is this Reasonable Person? This so-called Reasonable Person is a legal fiction against which any individual’s understanding or conduct can be measured. That is, this legal fiction is comprised of the majority’s understanding or conduct. But what if the majority isn’t “just” or “fair and reasonable”? After all, weren’t the Bill of Rights instituted to counter the “tyranny of the majority” and curtail oppression of the minority, who, in the given circumstances, may not measure up to the Reasonable Person?
“Justice” seems to be an elusive concept – one debated throughout centuries by many of the great philosophers, and yet its attainment is what we are told to blindly strive for in life.
The road to justice is indeed an ever circling road that pins the majority against the minority, the good against evil, the rich against poor, the old against young and every binary opposition that exists in the Universe against each other. It is not an easy road to travel, but somebody’s gotta do it.
Inception of Justice Woman
Written and produced by Vanessa Verduga, “Justice Woman” was inspired in part by her passion for Batman and Robin, Wonder Woman and other superheroes (including the Mexican TV parody Chapulin Colorado) growing up. The concept is also rooted in her own personal disillusionment experienced as an attorney, where she got to experience firsthand how our legal system and the people in charge of it can work for both good and bad under the guise of the law.
Our Cast Includes
Justice Woman and Roberta
Vanessa Verduga as Sofia Escala/Justice Woman
Lee J. Kaplan as Robert Gallion/Roberta
Luke Guldan as Kevin Murchinson
Tom Mahon as Brent Renard
Stephen Sheffer as The Senator’s Son
Chiz Shultz as Judge Bernstein
Mary S. Porter as Ruby Stone
Collin Blackard as Joe Black
Omar Gonzalez as Juanito Jaramillo
Lino del Core as Rufus Leichin
Nina Rochelle as Mama Escala
Alison Ryan as Mysterious Woman.
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