Sunday, June 23, 2013

Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf?

Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf, dir. Anna Margarita Albelo, 2013, USA, 83 min. 
Sunday, June 23, 6:30 pm @ Castro

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(pardon the double-entendre!)
In this faux-autobiographical story, a 40-year-old filmmaker named Anna revisits her yearly resolutions: lose 20 pounds, get a girlfriend, and direct a feature film. She decides on a lesbian remake of the Elizabeth Taylor / Richard Burton classic Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, casting someone (Katia, played by Janina Gavankar of The L Word) she hopes will be her “leading lady” in more ways than one. Guinevere Turner (Go Fish [Frameline18], The Owls [Frameline34], and Gabby on The L Word) and Carrie Preston (Arlene on True Blood) play Anna’s friends, gamely putting up with her emotional crises as the film project begins to fall apart. Screenwriter Michael Urban co-wrote 2004’s hilarious Saved!, and he successfully captures the humor of the hot messes that are Anna and her film. The dancing vagina costume (pictured) is definitely the highlight of the film. Highly recommended.

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