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Boy Meets Girl (2014)

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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.

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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 ... 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 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
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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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Falling in love transcends transgender See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Első látásra See more »

Filming Locations:

Jamaica, Vermont, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,306, 8 February 2015

Gross USA:

$20,441

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,441
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The rejection letter, though traveling from New York City to Worthville, Kentucky, was postmarked in West Palm Beach, Florida, on June 3rd, 2013. The letter itself is dated June 17, 2014. See more »

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Ricky: Only gay boys watch those girl shows.
Robby: Oh, yeah, 'cuz what straight guy would wanna watch hot sisters or best friends mess around with each other half naked and then makin' full-on porn tapes? That is... that is so gay.
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We'll Both See the Light
Music and lyrics by Jason Thomas Hill
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Great movie about transgender romance
25 October 2014 | by Red-125See all my reviews

Boy Meets Girl (2014) was directed by Eric Schaeffer. Rickie, played by Michelle Henry, has known she's a woman since childhood. The problem is that she was born in a man's body. She has been transgendered medically, but not surgically. The people of the small town in which she lives know all this, and they've accepted it. (I live in a small town, and this rings true. People may think transgendering, or being lesbian, or being gay, is a little strange, but Ricky is one of their own, and they accept her for what she is.)

Ricky's straight best friend Robby, played by Michael Welch, truly cares for Ricky. There are some funny scenes where Robby tries to answer questions about what heterosexuals do when they make love. Remember that Ricky has male genitalia. When she's attracted to a beautiful straight woman, she doesn't exactly know how it all works. The beautiful woman is Francesca, who is engaged to a Marine. He's stationed in Afghanistan. He's there, Ricky is here, and romance with Francesca develops.

I felt that the plot weakened at that point, and that the last portion of the film didn't live up to what we had seen before. Even so, I highly recommend Boy Meets Girl. It's charming and worth seeking out.

We saw this movie at the Little Theatre as part of the brilliant ImageOut Rochester LGBT Film Festival. It will work well on DVD.


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