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Broken Gardenias (2014)

Broken Gardenias is a Dark Comedy about Jenni, an orphaned semi-savant, who with the help of a street hustler named Sam, steal a car and head to Los Angeles to find Jenni's, father whom she hasn't seen or heard from since she was 6.


(as Kai Devani)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alma S. Grey ...
Jenni Madras
A. Jack Morocco ...
Sam (as Ashley Morocco)
Louis Dezseran ...
Nick the Boss
Marlyse Londe ...
Mary Jay
Nathan Douglas ...
Rob (as Nate Berger)
Maxwell Gold ...
Kai Alexander ...
Drake (as Kai Devani)


For the overly shy and timid Jenni life takes a turn when she meets the powerfully audacious Sam and the two get on the road to search for Jenni's father. The adventure starts from the moment Sam saves Jenni's life from an attempted suicide and as the two set out to LA they are faced with something more than just each other's worlds. From hitching rides to scouting the downtown LA skid row their escapades take them to places and people that eventually only bring them closer together. Written by anonymous

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It's a Cat eat Cat world!


Comedy | Drama | Romance



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Release Date:

22 June 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Így neveld a virágodat  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Worst queer movie I've ever seen
25 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

I've seen a lot of queer movies, and this is by far the worst. The writing, acting, and directing are all painfully awful. In response to the positive reviews on this site (which I suspect may be from people connected to the film), I do not expect a high budget from queer indie films. I don't expect them to be perfect, but I do expect a compelling story with characters I care about. The main character is painfully awkward, not awkward in an adorkable way, so much so that my friend and I cringed whenever she spoke. The chemistry between she and the other lead is ambiguous and confusing. Why is the butch one interested? It doesn't make sense. During the screening I watched at a LGBT film festival, 9 people had walked out by the end (I counted). I stayed, and regretted it. It is not a genderqueer film, as another reviewer stated, unless they mean the inclusion of a very minor character who is on screen for only a few minutes. Usually queer films have some redeeming factor: a moment of humor, a funny portrayal of queer lives that rings true, a character the audience can relate to, etc. This film had none- don't see it. There are far better, or at least less painful, queer films to watch.

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