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David De Simone
Anna is a young lesbian high school graduate who still lives with her parents, and works as a receptionist in a plastic surgeon's office. She embarks on a wild ride when she hooks up with a cadre of ultra-radical feminist lesbians hell-bent on raising hell. But things get even more complicated when Anna falls in love with Sadie, the radical group's leader who's already involved with an older woman named Courtney. Written by
In one sequence, Anna and Sadie go to a music/book store and check out a bunch of books, albums and magazines. The ones visible on-screen are as follows: Books: "Confessions of the Guerrilla Girls" by the Guerrilla Girls; "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy" by Greg Palast; "Pretty in Punk" by Lauraine Leblanc; "Backlash" by Susan Faludi; "How Wal-Mart is Destroying America..." by Bill Quinn; "The Power of Feminist Art" by Broude & Garrard; "Radical Feminism: A Documentary Reader" by Barbara Crow; "The New Our Bodies, Ourselves" by The Boston Women's Health Book Collective; "Emma" by Howard Zinn; "We Owe You Nothing" by Daniel Sinker; "The Beauty Myth" by Naomi Wolf; "Zines! Volume One" by V. Vale; "Grassroots" by Baumgardner, Richards & LaDuke; "The Radical Women Manifesto" by The Radical Women; "Angry Women" by Vale & Juno. Magazines: Ms., February/March 2001 ("Oh My God, I'm a Hardcore Feminist!" cover); Bitch, Spring 2002 (Sandra Tsing Loh cover); Venus, Summer 2005 (Sleater-Kinney cover). Albums: Gossip - Standing in the Way of Control; PJ Harvey - Rid of Me; The Queers - Punk Rock Confidential; Tiger Trap - Tiger Trap; Sleater-Kinney - The Hot Rock; Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out; Sleater-Kinney - All Hands on the Bad One; various artists - Otis' Opuses (Kill Rock Stars sampler). This sequence lasts for 30 seconds. See more »
[upon seeing Anna]
Oo, another baby dyke trying to save the world.
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a girl becomes empowered by the itty bitty titty committee
This film rocks! I loved BUT IM A CHEERLEADER but i seriously think this film is better. great music, great acting, great love story and seriously important political message. I'm a big fan of le tigre and this movie is like the film version of their music. it's fun and political which is a rare combination that works. My mom saw it too and she was so happy to see a movie about young people caring about feminist politics. Melonie Diaz was awesome and Daniela Sea from the L word too played a great Iraqi war veteran who takes revenge on Washington for dismissing her under don't ask don't tell. I was also so happy to see Clea DuVall whom i'm in love with from but im a cheerleader. She is such a great actress and its nice to see her again in something lesbian since her work on hero's and carnivale. My only negative would be that its pretty short and i wanted more. the ending is so hilarious.I'll never see dc the same way again.
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