Do you love lesbian movies? If so, you NEED to go see Itty Bitty Titty Committee. I don't live in LA, but if YOU do, make sure you head down to Laemmle's Sunset 5, 8000 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood and see this movie in the theater, now through Oct 11th.
See, here's the thing about lesbian movies. If you want film makers to keep making them, you must see them in the theaters. Renting the DVD when it comes out doesn't cut it. The film industry needs to know that us dykes (and those who love our movies) will get our asses off the couch, truck it out to the theater and plop down several bucks to see the thing on the big screen. THE WAY IT WAS MEANT TO BE SEEN.
And trust me, if you see only one movie in the theaters this year, Itty Bitty Titty Committee should be it! I've already seen it three times and you know I'm going again later month when it comes to the Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. Itty Bitty Titty Committee is my new favorite lesbian movie and let me tell you why.
First of all Jamie Babbit is one of the funnest, funniest, smartest and sexiest directors alive. With a true dyke sensibility, she draws in a diverse crowd with universal message, that is yet, completely lesbian. Second, the sound track completely rocks, and you'll have a hard time staying in your seat when the likes of Le Tigre, Bikini Kill and Team Dresh pound through the sound system.
Third, it's POWER UP's first feature length film. POWER UP is a kick-ass organization whose mission is to promote the visibility and integration of gay women in entertainment, the arts, and all forms of media. And they used an all female crew to film this thing.
And finally, the cast is to die for. Those of you who complain that The L Word doesn't have real live lesbians, will drool over this cast, many of who are queer, like Daniela Sea, Guinevere Turner and Jenny Shimizu.
But don't just take my word for it. Here's what the critics have been saying:
"Itty Bitty is a crazy, funny, foul-mouthed, crowd-pleasing winner -one of the most enjoyable films to come out of the festival circuit in some time." AfterEllen.com
"Jamie Babbit's follow-up to But I'm a Cheerleader is smarter, funnier and more accomplished than its predecessor." L.A. Weekly
"Itty Bitty will make you want to grab some friends with cool hairstyles, rock out and speak up in protest of, well something." Curve Magazine