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Three actresses at various places on the Hollywood food chain navigate the minefield of love, aging, and ambition. Oh, and they're all played by men!

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Three actresses at various places on the Hollywood food chain navigate the minefield of love, aging, and ambition. Oh, and they're all played by men!

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An actress is nothing without a meaty part.

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Rated R for sexuality, language and drug content | See all certifications »
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$14,361 (USA) (10 October 2003)

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$147,235 (USA) (12 December 2003)
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During Varla's commercial for "Bizzy Gal Dinner's Ready" dinners, the complete warning reads: "Bizzy Gal Dinner's Ready is sold as a novelty item and is not intended for human consumption. Side effects of ingestion can included cancer, bleeding, enlargement of the heart, and second degree burns along the rectal cavity resulting in irreversible incontinence. Neither Bizzy Gal Dinner's Ready nor it's parent company Overlord Conglomerates, is responsible for any injuries caused by the use, abuse or failure to use our products. Bizzy Gal Dinner's Ready resulted in the injury or death of 100 of 100 laboratory animals tested. Users of Bizzy Gal Dinner's Ready acknowledge through their use of said product, awareness of these deaths and the fact that these deaths were protracted and excruciatingly painful. Ingestion of Bizzy Gal Dinner's Ready is consider an act of suicide and is therefore illegal in California, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado and the European Union. Bizzy Gal Dinner's Ready contains trace elements of plutonium and as such is classified as raw weapons material under Pentagon Rule 3." See more »

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During the Varla/Laurant diner scene, if you look under Varla's arm, you can see the store security tag attached to her sweater. According to the DVD commentary, the clerk forgot to take it off and they were short for time on the shoot. See more »

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Coco: It doesn't make sense. There's no connection. And I cry for no reason and blame myself, and I've been slowly cutting off my toe with a nail file and I have no idea why.
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Look at Me
Music and Lyrics by Steve Edwards
Performed by Jack Plotnick, Clinton Leupp, & Jeffery Roberson
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Mixed by Steve Shepherd at Extreme Mixing Studios
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A campy and catty blend of melodrama and comedy
15 December 2003 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

Like the love child of "Absolutely Fabulous" and every novel Jacqueline Susann's ever written, "Girls Will Be Girls" is an 80-minute festival of campy trash, hilarious one-liners, and bitchy, catty women. The only catch this time is that the women are all played by men.

Evie (Jack Plotnick) is a washed-up B-movie actress who is decidedly not aging gracefully. She lives with Coco (Clinton Leupp), her more grounded friend who functions mainly as Evie's maid and abuse magnet. Into their lives walks their new roommate Varla (Jeffery Roberson), an aspiring starlet whose late mother Marla (also Roberson in flashbacks) was also Evie's most hated acting rival. All of them have dreams, of course. Evie's dreams involve drinking as many martinis as she can and then having plenty of sex with anyone available. Coco still pines for the hunky abortion doctor that operated on her many years ago. Varla hopes to become the actress that her mother couldn't while dealing with the advances of Evie's gorgeous but microscopically-endowed son Stevie (Ron Mathews). Of course, there are hidden motives galore, and more than one mean-spirited one-liner.

The gimmick of this film, that all the women are played by men, is never as overstated as you may think. After all, the characters are all female, and they are treated in the story as if they are female. It's only slightly different than young boys performing the female roles in Shakespeare's plays. The camp value of the movie focuses not on the drag spectacle, but on the unrelenting melodrama and silliness of the plot, taking the elements of ridiculous films like "Valley Of The Dolls" and upping them to a level so ludicrous, they can only be considered comedy. That the framework of the film makes all of these developments seem perfectly natural and realistic is a credit to director and writer Richard Day.

The actors are all quite game and in on the absurdity of their surroundings. Plotnick is quite humorous, dropping the most mean-spirited one-liners you'll ever laugh at, and the clips of Evie performing in the 60's stinker "Asteroid" resemble nothing less than Morgan Fairchild on quaaludes. Leupp reprises the role of Coco from his scene-stealing moments in the movie "Trick", and he imbues the character both with a humorous sense of bad luck and an immediately sympathetic personality. Roberson is not quite as spectacular as his co-stars, but he gives the naive, trusting Varla a great heart and a hilarious scene involving opera and cheese in a can. Even Mathews is great, all melodramatic soap hunk and hair product.

While the movie receives high marks for style, including efficient and effective set design and a very nice score, it's a very loud movie in the sense that every scene is turned up to 11. While this works most of the time, even at the film's short running time, it tends to strain. The ending veers sharply away from comedy into deep melodramatic territory, and even though it is diffused quite handily, the film almost drowns in TV-movie-of-the-week sap before the mood lightens again. Also, some may find the hostile attitudes of some of the characters, mainly Evie and to a degree Coco, to be too off-putting for comfort. Evie, especially, is one of the most unsympathetic characters you'll meet in a film this year.

Regardless, the film is hilarious and immensely entertaining. A high recommendation for anyone who likes divas, camp, or catty fun. And don't forget to bring the cheese. 8 out of 10.


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