Saturday, Oct 15, 2011 5:00 PM
Three tall, bald lesbian aliens are sent to Earth with a strange mission; to have their hearts broken by earthlings so their overactive emotions won’t destroy the ozone of their planet. As the fetching extraterrestrials search for romance in the New York lesbian dating scene, one finds love with Jane, an eager stationery store clerk who is oblivious to the fact that she’s dating an alien. The other two, discovering the neediness of earthling women, connect with each other. The film is tightly scripted with lo-fi styling and campy DIY effects, and mashes up the B-movie and Men in Black and turns it into a witty and wholly original comedy. First-time feature writer/director Madeleine Olnek (shorts Hold Up and Countertransference) embraces the intrinsic hilarity of lesbian life and DIY filmmaking to tell a story about love that transcends galaxies. A must for connoisseurs of kitsch, sci-fi geeks.
Dir. Madeleine Olnek, 2011, USA, 76 mins.