Madeleine Olnek's Dark Comedy THE FOXY MERKINS

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?):

Festival Wins: 'Nursery Crimes', 'Dot Got Shot', 'Invasion vom Planeten Schrump', 'Co-dependent Lesbian Space Alien'

Recent Festival Roundup:

The above Laurels are for Honey Lauren's crime thriller "Dot Got Shot" from the Honolulu Film Awards.

 

The sci-fi comedy "Invasion vom Planeten Schrump", directed by Nadine Keil, was awarded the Student Best Foreign Drama at the International Family Film Fest. Jennifer Yuh Nelson, director of "Kung Fu Panda 2" was also awarded their Friz Award for Animation.

 

Laura Whyte's ‎"Nursery Crimes" won the Audience Choice Award at the World Horror Convention 2012 Film Festival! And check out this rockin' new poster:

 

 

Madeleine Olnek's sci-fi comedy "Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same" was awarded the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature  at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival.