A foxy merkin is a toupee for your vagina that's made of fox fur. Seriously. Madeleine Olnek's (CODEPENDENT LESBIAN SPACE ALIEN SEEKS SAME) new comedy THE FOXY MERKINS looks freakin hilarious. It's also been nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and is playing at Sundance 2014. Olnek herself describes the film as a "a feature length, female prostitute buddy comedy," which is, like, the best description of anything so far in 2014.
Margaret is a down-on-her-luck lesbian hooker in training. She meets Jo, a beautiful, self-assured grifter from a wealthy family and an expert on picking up women, even as she considers herself a card-carrying heterosexual. The duo hit the streets where they encounter bargain-hunting housewives, double-dealing conservative women, husky-voiced seductresses, mumbling erotic accessory salesmen and shopaholic swingers. Navigating the bizarre fetishes and sexual needs of their “dates” brings into focus the hilarious and pathetic disparity between the two hookers, as fellow travelers who will share the road together but only for a while.
You can read some pretty cool recent interviews with Olnek here and here. What sucks is that there is no official trailer for THE FOXY MERKINS yet, but you can see glimpses of it in this fundraising video from Olnek (she looks pretty normal – who knew?):