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Introduction: Influencer Psychology is a half-hour TV sitcom about the world of social media influencers and how their lives (and psyches) are affected by their chosen livelihood.


Logline: Dr. Lily Martinez is a psychiatrist who caters exclusively to social media influencers. Though she initially struggles to understand her patients, she unexpectedly becomes a social media star when a worldwide pandemic prompts her to create a social media channel called Influencer Psychology; and it becomes wildly successful because her patients ask to be involved (and bring their followers with them).


Synopsis: Influencer Psychology is a show about social media influencers and the Covid-19 pandemic. There is singing as well as psychiatry. The protagonist, Dr. Lily Martinez, dreams about her psychiatry patients and their problems in the form of musical productions. As a psychiatrist catering exclusively to social media influencers, Lily has three main types of patients: Instagrammers, YouTubers, and TikTokers.


Kiki King is a fairly famous Instagrammer and Lily’s most superficial, narcissistic patient. Leo Bright is a family man, a super successful videogaming YouTuber, and clinically depressed. Mischa Carmichael has established a massive following on TikTok through her dancing, but she struggles to true find satisfaction with it (as a classically trained ballerina).

By the end of the first episode, the global pandemic is acknowledged and Lily has moved her practice to a virtual platform. To Lily’s surprise, her patients help her launch a subscription-based virtual career of her own, making Lily a surprise fourth influencer character. As Leo points out to her, Lily now has the chance to reach a new understanding of her patients and the life of an influencer.


BIO: Wendy Bustamante is a published author and a publications analyst. She has a Ph.D. in philosophy, with a specialized interest in areas where psychology and philosophy intersect, such as Freudian theories of the inherent disconnect between the requirements of civilization and a healthy human psyche.


CLOSING: Wendy Bustamante, Ph.D. Link to book publication.