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Goth-girl Cindy admires beautiful Laurie from afar, until the night when she dresses as a boy for the prom. Will this gender-bending Cinderella find true love when she leaves behind her little black boot? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Carmen Plumb ... Cindy

Dania Ramirez ... Laurie Rodriguez

Jane Lynch ... Grace

Anthony Woods ... Justin (as J. Anthony Woods)

Amanda MacDonald ... Victoria
Sara Jean Barrett ... Samantha
Jodie Weiss ... Laurie's Friend #1
Luz Beato ... Laurie's friend in school yard
Emily Mazur ... Laurie's Friend #2
Tom Donahoe ... Josh Hanson

Alison Sudol ... Singer (as Alison Monro)
Mike Hedge ... Guitarist
John Ireland ... Teacher
Shawna Riggio ... Becky
Peter Hoover ... Guy #3, Josh's friend

Joey Gray ... Guy #1, Josh's friend
Jerry Hernandez ... Guy #2, Josh's friend

Directed by
Colette Burson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Cherien Dabis 

Produced by
Denise Bitidis .... associate producer
Alan Cloninger .... associate producer
Stacy Codikow .... executive producer
Nicole Colombie .... line producer
Honey Labrador .... producer
Erin Martin .... co-executive producer
Christopher Racster .... producer
Amy Shomer .... executive producer
Lisa Thrasher .... associate producer
Mitchell Welch .... associate producer
Original Music by
Jeff Rona 
Cinematography by
Tony Molina 
Film Editing by
Annette Davey 
Casting by
Cathy Henderson 
Dori Zuckerman 
Production Design by
Jenn Bastian 
Art Direction by
Melanie Hubbard 
Costume Design by
Rema Freeman 
Makeup Department
Staci Witt .... makeup department head
Production Management
Denise Bitidis .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike Hedge .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Eric LaBonte .... set dresser
Konima Parkinson-Jones .... set dresser
Iris Shih .... art department production assistant
Sound Department
Victoria Rose Sampson .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Gregory D Goldman .... second assistant camera (as Greg Goldman)
Charles Stelzried .... electrician
Casting Department
Dana Olson .... casting assistant
Other crew
Samantha Davis .... production assistant
Hyunjin Jo .... production coordinator
Pamela L. Tryon .... set production assistant

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16 min
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Josh:I'm confused, Cindy. Maybe you can clarify. You want to be a boy? Or do you want to be a girl/boy? Maybe half-girl, or quarter dog!
Laurie:Leave her alone, Josh!
Josh:Are you saying you're on her side?
Laurie:So? What if I am?
Josh:Are you saying you liked it? That dance with her?
Laurie:The thing is, Josh, she's got more balls then any of you.
[Laurie walks over to Cindy, and suddenly kisses her on the lips]
Laurie:And she's a much better kisser.
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Real, honest emotion with a twist on the familiar tale, 18 October 2004
Author: Tim Evanson ( from Washington, D.C.

Sticking with the fairy-tale theme of her other film ("Memoirs of an Evil Stepmother"), this is the first short film written by upcoming lesbian director-writer Cherien Dabis.

Directed by Collete Burson and based on the Cinderella story, Carmen Plumb is our heroine -- an angst-ridden high school teenager deep into the Goth look. She pines for the beautiful, radiant Laurie (played wonderfully by Dania Ramirez ["She Hate Me," "Fat Albert"]). But her evil step-mother (played with gleeful evil by Jane Lynch) and horrid older step-sisters pour venom on her. Only the help of a literal fairy -- her gay friend, Justin -- can help transform Cindy into a gender-bending drag king who can crash the prom.

But when Laurie and Cindy connect on the dance floor, it's love at first sight. The high-heels and workman's boots come off to make dancing easier...until Cindy has to rush home at midnight. Will Laurie find out who the "little black boot" belongs to? Is the Pope Catholic?

Plumb is simply wonderful as the despairing but not desperate Cindy who stays true to her self despite the odds. There is real emotion running just beneath those chubby cheeks and behind those brown eyes.

Dania Ramirez is just as wonderful as the blatino prom queen. Her role could have so easily been harsh, preachy and cold in the hands of another actress. But Ramirez makes Laurie into a real person. There's a power, a rawness, a real desperation to escape the fickle embraces of the jocks and my-trophy-wife wanna-be's. Laurie's desperate need for real love is palpable. The film manages to finesse its way past a conundrum of an ending, which is even more satisfying.

While the plot may not be the most inventive, this film is a superb wonder. It really is the best of the fest.

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