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I saw this at the Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Film Festival twice!!
The story is funny, fast paced, easy to follow. And the music rocks, especially the opening credits music which is still running through my head one week later.
The actors were very good, with just right comic timing. Dim Gospel (Sergei Burbank) was especially sweet and played an earnest "straight man" to his partner Dani Silverman's (Meeni Naqvi) wide eyed explorations into her NYC universe.
My personal favorite scene is between Dixie Lipshutz (Victoria Sayer) and her oft spoken of but seldom seem boyfriend Dirk.
When will the second season premiere?
It's delightfully refreshing to head to a queer film festival and see something that finally parodies the overwrought nature of most lesbian film and television. Of course, it helped that the L-word has been my guilty pleasure (season one is required viewing to get all of the gems of jokes) since it hit the small screen. Writer/Executive Producer Dasha Snyder takes the characters we love to hate from the L-word and makes us hate them more. The characters we want to (but just can't quite) love finally become recognizable and delicious. Two hilarious comics take turns stealing the show. Marga Gomez as "Dot" revels in the narcissistic wretchedness of the L-word's "Bette" and Julie Goldman shines as "Drea" the kind of believable and charmingly disarming butch who, unlike the L-word's "Shane," doesn't need to wear make-up nor pout to charm the ladies. Dasha is destined to become our "Mel Brooks." I, for one, can't wait to see what next she brings...
I saw this at the SF GLBT Film Fest. It was literally terrible. It was not clever, nor was it really a spoof of the L Word. The acting was annoying, especially from the loud annoying presence of the Dot Parker character, and the dialogue was boring. I do not recommend this film to anyone. It could have been SO funny, given the premise, but it came up incredibly short. They didn't really parody the aspects of the L word that deserved to be parodied, such as the extremely femme nature of supposedly butch characters, nor did they parody the soap opera aspect of the show. They simply copied, but in a dumber and more annoying way, the actual shows of the L word. So, in short, I wasted my 9 dollars in seeing this (and waiting in line for an hour!)
This movie is supposed to be a sort of L-Word parody, but instead was
this strange story that used only some L-Word scenes to create a
jumbled messy storyline that was just.. bad, not even a funny bad. I
think what was most disappointing about it was the fact that the L-Word
has so many things you could poke fun at, but they seemed to miss all
the good ones.
It did have a couple of laughs though, that's why I'm not giving it a super low rating. It's saving grace was the character of Shane, which had the best lines. Also, the Character of Jenny was portrayed by an actress that did a good job mimicking Jenny's dreamy state.
i completely agree with the previous post about how bad this movie
was...it's sad because my partner and i had really looked forward to
seeing it...we also waited for an hour in line at the San Francisco
LGBT film festival,spent the half hour before searching for parking,
sat in a capacity crowd that was absolutely jazzed with anticipation,
only to be AMAZED by what a seemingly unedited dismal mess this movie
was! what a disappointment.
as the movie unfolded with its endless boring, overwrought episodes, you could feel the enthusiasm of the crowd palpably wane, like the air leaving a balloon...by the end of this disaster, there was only tepid applause, unlike the wild enthusiasm that had greeted the short before it (a parody of Queer Eye).
key point to the filmmakers...i know your heart was probably in a good place making this, but honestly, please hire an editor...it was about twice as long as we could bear...also, there seemed to be an assumption, circa 1975, that all lesbians are poor and uneducated. Not much better than the stereotypes on L word itself, and at least there the production values are brilliant. This was just a mess. Like the gal above said, save your money (or see, if you can, the above-mentioned parody from New Zealand of Queer Eye...very very intelligent and funny! Now that's a well-done satire.)
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