I don’t know about you, but we can’t wait for the next season of VEEP; so let’s get a little dose of Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the meantime. Tonight, Dreyfus stars in PICTURE PARIS, a quirky short film filled with big surprises, airing (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Brad Hall, Louis-Dreyfus’ real-life husband, wrote and directed the darkly comic special about life’s difficult transitions.
The story: At a loss when her youngest offspring is headed for college, Ellen decides to pour all her emotional energy into planning a romantic trip-of-a-lifetime to Paris with her husband, Randy. She becomes consumed with cheese, wine and French perfume, immersing herself in all things Parisian. Ellen takes French cooking classes from Chef Pierre de Burbank, peppers her speech with French phrases, flirts with everyone, including the pool man, and makes passionate love to her husband, all in an attempt to replace her fear of a lonely, childless future with a fantasy life.