Boy Meets Girl is a funny, tender, sex positive romantic comedy that explores what it means to be a real man or woman, and how important it is to live a courageous life not letting fear stand in the way of going after your dreams.


Eric Schaeffer


Eric Schaeffer
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Welch ... Robby Riley
Michelle Hendley ... Ricky Jones
Alexandra Turshen ... Francesca Duval
Michael Galante ... David
Joseph Ricci Joseph Ricci ... Sam Jones
Randall Newsome ... Hank Jones
Elizabeth Ward Land ... Helen Duval
Christopher McHale Christopher McHale ... Dayton Duval
Rachel Racco Rachel Racco ... Ricky Jones (9 yrs old)
Robert Racco Robert Racco ... Robbie Riley (9 yrs old)
Ethan Major ... Mean Kid 1
Scott Martineck Scott Martineck ... Creepy Man
Benj Mirman Benj Mirman ... Dude 1
Jacob Perkins Jacob Perkins ... Dude 2
Ethan Rosero ... Mean Kid 2


Funny and provocative, Boy Meets Girl vividly captures the giddy excitement, sexual heat, and inherent heartache of "non-traditional" love in a small town. Ricky (Michelle Hendley) is a 21-year-old trans girl living in Kentucky. Her only real friend, straight-laced Robby, has been her trusty, totally platonic, confidant for over 15 years. Her day job slinging lattes is merely a stepping-stone toward her goal of being a famous New York designer. She's confident, cool, and completely ready for something new - and then her world is transformed when an enchanting debutante saunters into her life. Triggering fresh feelings and experiences, this unlikely connection conjures up intense questions about identity while uncovering ghosts from Ricky's past. Indie-film veteran Eric Schaeffer (My Life's in Turnaround, If Lucy Fell) builds a compelling, compassionate world that focuses on the emotions and messy challenges of complex people navigating complicated relationships. Schaeffer creates a ...

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Love transcends gender. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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At 15:16, Ricky and Francesca are sitting by the creek when Robby pulls Ricky into the water. In the next shot, Francesa is seen coming towards the creek from a distance. See more »


Robby: Look, just try it, okay. Just-just-just get in there and-and let nature take over. I mean, you know even though you're a hot chick and everything, the other part of you has millions of years of DNA slammin' down on you, instinctively lettin' you know how and where to stick it and-and-and what the fuck to do with it and afterwards, you'll make your own assessment.
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References Glee (2009) See more »


Written and performed by Julia Darling
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An Unexpected Gem
27 March 2016 | by mdesantis98See all my reviews

I was browsing through Netflix and decided to give this film a spin. I am so glad I did! "Boy Meets Girl" is funny, poignant and heartfelt. The characters, particularly Ricky (Michelle Hendley), Robby(Michael Welch) and Francesca (Alexandra Turshenbrought) compellingly displayed the angst, conflict and ultimately courage, compassion and humanity of what it means to be loved and accepted for who you are even when the likelihood of the pain of rejection for not conforming to "traditional norms" could be the price that is paid.

This is an uplifting and inspirational movie which handles some very profoundly charged themes in a warm, witty and upbeat manner with a cast that absolutely aced it with their performances.

All this middle-aged traditional heterosexual married fella has to say is "Bravo, Well Done." And my Mrs. offered to share the Kleenex.

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6 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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Jamaica, Vermont, USA


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$5,306, 8 February 2015

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