Who's excited about Crazy Bitches? This bitch right here, for one! Written and directed by Jane Clark (Meth Head), Crazy Bitches describes itself as...
"7 girls and 1 fab gay guy plan a getaway to a remote ranch for a week of gossip and grub. They start off where they always do, old rivalries in place, extreme vanity covering great insecurities, but with a true love for each other underneath the bickering, sniping and sassing. A number of drinks into night one and a dark secret is revealed. The house they rented is the site of a mass murder of teenage girls 15 years earlier. Blood still stains the floors under replacement carpets. The killer still runs free. The girls take it for what it seems - a fun story for a rainy night by a roaring fire. But after one of them disappears and is discovered dead, the story doesn't seem so fun anymore. 1 by 1, they die, killed by their own vanity. The fun-filled week turns into a race against death. Who will make it out alive?"
Clark is quoted as saying, "the script was written in the spirit of fun and warped friendship, the murders, a backdrop to humor and adventure. The key to the film will be the actors playing their roles as real characters, not caricatures and letting the lines and scenarios play the “jokes.” (Think Cohen Brothers – where the characters are real, but what they say and their experiences can run absurd). That will allow the audience to actually invest in their well-being and to identify with their personalities. The truthfulness will then in turn allow the scary to be scary without having to be campy or gory. When the right note is hit this film is going to be a fast, fun ride. I also hope to subtly, through humor and genre, make a point about the damage and scars words and actions can cause, whether on purpose or by unconscious talk."
I think we can all identify with vanities and the deep wounds that careless words can cause. Especially among women, sometimes it's the people closest to you who cut you the deepest. As a proud supporter of positive portrayals of the LGBTQ community in movies and on television, I am definitely excited to see this film. Add to that the all too familiar frenemy scenario while vacationing at the scene of a horrific crime and we have ourselves what seems to be a seriously fun, and funny, good time.
Guinevere Turner, screenwriter of American Psycho, stars with Cathy DeBuono, Candis Cayne and Mary Wells. Crazy Bitches will premiere at Outfest in Los Angeles. What is Outfest? Outfest is a movie festival held every year that promotes LGBT equality by showcasing, creating and protecting LGBT stories on the screen. Founded by UCLA students in 1982, Outfest is a non profit organization. For more information on this year's film festival, visit their site here: Outfest
(Quote Source: Planet Etheria)