On Disc

at Amazon

Jamie Klein is an out-of-work butch lesbian actor willing to try almost anything for a role. Femme, Butch, and Male Jamie all make appearances throughout this quirky, gender-bending comedy about struggling for success in Hollywood.



5 wins. See more awards »


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dinner at 40 (2014)
Short | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Loosely based on the director's own 41st birthday party, Dinner at 40 was a labor of love that Carl Byrd and screenwriter Peter Macklin collaborated on. The story touches on the feelings of... See full summary »

Director: Carl Byrd
Stars: Joanna Adler, Craig Baldwin, Marcus Callender
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A self-proclaimed "ex-lesbian," Jill hunts down her ex-girlfriend Jamie to prove to herself that she is no longer attracted to her. "Heterosexual Jill" is a satire about sexuality where nothing is as it seems.

Director: Michelle Ehlen
Stars: Jen McPherson, Michelle Ehlen, Keye Chen
Breaking Away (2007)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Aaron, a working-class teenager is accepted to an elite private school for his basketball skills. His stardom in school gains him the attention of the most popular clan and the concern of an overly caring teacher.

Director: Jarod Su
Stars: Ty O'Neil, Jeff Miller, Marrisa Mynter
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Top photojournalist David Marshall endures a failed marriage rather than leave the children he loves. His wife Diane, abused in childhood, depressed, drinking and fearful, files unfounded ... See full summary »

Director: Harvey Mandlin
Stars: David Kener, Michele Harris, Darcy Miller
Couch (2013)
Short | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Growing up is hard to do. That's why Casey McElveen never tried. Margin Call' Producer, Neal Dodson, presents 'Couch'. 'Couch' is a coming-of-age story about two 20-something New Yorkers, ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Gelfand
Stars: Perry Silver, Pepper Binkley, Matt Servitto
POP-U-larity! (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A quirky comedy about finding your fifteen minutes of fame.

Director: Michelle Ehlen
Stars: Ashley Cuellar, Michelle Ehlen, Chadwick
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A documentary on the history and influence of the New York Review of Books.

Directors: Martin Scorsese, David Tedeschi
Stars: Barbara Epstein, W.H. Auden, Isaiah Berlin
Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

Director: Billy Wilder
Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon
S&M Sally (2015)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Lesbian couple Jamie and Jill explore the underground world of S&M while their friends David and Lola compete to see who's cool enough to go through with a threesome.

Director: Michelle Ehlen
Stars: Jen McPherson, Michelle Ehlen, Shaela Cook
Short | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Kate is a single mother desperate to stop her son Casey from going to war, but will her love, the efforts of his friends, and even the involvement of his long-estranged father be enough to stop him?

Director: Marc Maurino
Stars: Elizabeth Aspenlieder, Aaron Anderson, Newell Young
Poetica (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

When we think of poetry - sonnets, haikus and nursery rhymes naturally come to mind. However, when taken out of it's literary context poetry becomes so much more. We can find it everywhere,... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Furlong


Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia Nix ...
David Au ...
Andrea Andrei ...
Joe McDaniel ...
Mary Lynch ...
Nathan Edmondson ...
Fiona Hickey ...
Girl in Waiting Room #1
Nevada Stonbely ...
Girl in Waiting Room #2
Kirsten Ehlen Poppen ...
Yelling Producer
Sherri A. Ruark ...
Producer's Assistant
Leah Williamson ...
Receptionist / Bathroom Girl / Restaurant / Bar Patron
Matt Burnham ...
Man at Urinal
Willow Baer ...
Piece of Ass


Jamie Klein is an out-of-work butch lesbian actor willing to try almost anything for a role. Not being a traditionally feminine woman, Jamie dresses up for auditions as "Femme Jamie," but has no success in landing roles. To add insult to injury, her roommate Lola's cat (named Howard) is also an actor, and he gets cast in virtually anything he auditions for. After watching Howard's acting reel, Jamie is ready to rise to the challenge and prove to herself that she can be more successful than a stupid cat. Jamie's best friend David convinces her that the way to do this is to simply be yourself, which in Jamie's case, is what she refers to as "Butch Jamie" -- short hair spiked up with gel, Doc Martin boots, a studded belt, and a neck chain. This unintentionally tips Jamie's perceived gender in the opposite direction, and she gets offered a role in a film as a man - Steve. Offended by the reality that there is little room for butch women in show biz, Jamie is reluctant to take the role, ... Written by Michelle Ehlen

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Life's a drag


Comedy | Romance



Official Sites:




Release Date:

18 November 2008 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Jamie: Yeah, I banged her. She was good - I was better.
See more »


Followed by S&M Sally (2015) See more »


Your Friend's Friend
Written and Performed by The Munchers
Courtesy of Retard Disco
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A butch lesbian, a bisexual woman, and a great cat
14 October 2007 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

Butch Jamie (2007) was written and directed by Michelle Ehlen, who also starred in the film. (Ms. Ehlen is a very talented woman.)

This movie--set in Hollywood, but shot mostly in Albany, NY--is about a butch lesbian (Jamie) who wants to find work as an actor in Hollywood. Unfortunately, when she answers casting calls as a femme woman, she gets nowhere. However, when she goes as "herself," she's offered work--in a man's role. The rest of the plot revolves around the results of Jamie's acceptance of this role. The director and producer of the film-within-a-film know she's a woman, and, of course, we know it, but no one on the set knows it.

Michelle Ehlen makes us believe in Jamie as a person, and she's a good enough actor to make us believe in "Male Jamie" as well. Tiffany Anne Carrin plays the beautiful young member of the film crew who's attracted to Male Jamie, and Olivia Nix does a great job as Nola, Jamie's roommate. Nola's goal in life is to make a star of Howard, her cat. (Howard is portrayed by Huey. Butch Jamie was his first important role. Huey isn't listed in the IMDb credits, but he's credited on screen. In any event, he does a great job.)

This movie will work on DVD. We were fortunate to see it as part of ImageOut--the Rochester NY Lesbian and Gay Film & Video Festival.

13 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD when!? Greycatclimber
Sequels ehlen_michelle
Discuss Butch Jamie (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: