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Project of the Day: ‘The Foxy Merkins’

Project of the Day: 'The Foxy Merkins'

Here’s your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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“The Foxy Merkins”

Tweetable Logline: The filmmakers behind the indie hit CODEPENDENT LESBIAN SPACE ALIEN SEEKS SAME are making a new comedy about lesbian hookers!

Elevator Pitch: “The Foxy Merkins” is Madeleine Olnek’s second feature (her first
feature length film was the Sundance cult hit Codependent Lesbian Space
Alien Seeks Same). The film follows two lesbian hookers who wind their
way through a world of bargain-hunting housewives and double-dealing
conservative women – a subversive buddy comedy that is simultaneously an
homage to and riff on iconic male hustler films.

Production Team:

Director: Madeleine Olnek
Starring: Lisa Haas, Jackie Monahan, Susan Ziegler, Alex Karpovsky, Sally Sockwell
Writers: Lisa Haas, Jackie Monahan & Madeleine Olnek
Editor: Curtis Grout
Cinematographer: Anna Stypko
Producers: Laura Terruso & Madeleine Olnek
Associate Producers: Dan Bartfield, Frances Bodomo, Jason Klorfein, Victoria Mele, Russell Sheaffer

About the Production:  “A friend of mine once told me how upset she got when she came out
as a lesbian and realized there were no prostitutes for women. She was
angry about it as if it were a civil rights issue, and I found the
ridiculous and circuitous politics of her feelings of entitlement very,
very funny.” — Madeleine Olnek

Current Status: The film is finished! We’re trying to raise final finishing funds before we head to Sundance.

For more information and to support this project: Kickstarter Page.

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