Fresh off the bus in New York City, Margaret embarks on a career as a lesbian prostitute, servicing upper-class Manhattanites under the tutelage of Jo, a straight and streetwise grifter with a knack for picking up women. Olnek’s raucous buddy comedy and Independent Spirit Award nominee (co-written with the two stars, Lisa Haas and Jackie Monahan) is an all-female riff on My Own Private Idaho by way of Midnight Cowboy, filled with eccentric characters and clever cameos, including Girls’ Alex Karpovsky as a shady merkin salesman.
Directed by Jason Giampietro
2014, 12min, New York premiere
An abandoned bicycle in a narrow hallway ruins an anxious New Yorker’s summer until it’s stolen by a shifty friend with dreams of becoming a pizza delivery man.
with Madeleine Olnek
This screening will feature a Q&A with director Madeleine Olnek.