The sci-fi comedy Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same was a film that was a lot more fun than the unusual premise suggested. Now the director and some of the stars of that film are back with The Foxy Merkins, a very different film but one which shares the earlier movie’s ability to find comedy in places you might not expect.
The movie screened at Sundance and this weekend was seen at the Newfest New York LGBT film festival – and hopefully it’ll reach a wider audience soon.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘In this raucous buddy comedy, a young women’s studies major embarks on a dubious career as a lesbian prostitute for fancy upper-class Manhattan ladies under the tutelage of a socialite/pimp.’
Lesbians becoming prostitutes doesn’t sound like promising ground for raucous comedy, but The Foxy Merkins attempts to constantly find humour by taking on issues such as sex work and homelessness and exploring them in an unexpected way. Take a look at the trailer below.