The Blue Martini, by Mike Ferrell, features a group of Chicago twenty-somethings struggling to figure out the meaning of love, sex and life. The story hinges on the alcohol-assisted entanglements between a sexy and cynical bar/club critic, a repressed cute girl, a computer-game freak, and a
churchgoing, bartending handsome-dude. There's also the requisite gay
roommate, who happens to sell "pleasure items" to women at
Tupperware-style parties. Ben Cikanek directs.