CODEPENDENT LESBIAN SPACE ALIEN SEEKS SAME

Sundance Review: Despite a Hilarious Setup, Madeleine Olnek’s THE FOXY MERKINS Is a Disappointing Sophomore Effort

Sundance Review: Despite a Hilarious Setup, Madeleine Olnek’s THE FOXY MERKINS Is a Disappointing Sophomore Effort

In 2011, Madeleine Olnek’s debut feature, CODEPENDENT LESBIAN ALIEN SEEKS SAME, premiered at Sundance to positive (if ultimately limited) reception. Made on a shoestring budget, (think space ships made out of tin foil), the warm and witty spoof on sci-fi B-movies firmly established the writer-director’s singular comedic sensibility. In her follow-up, THE FOXY MERKINS, Olnek turns the male hustler genre on its head to imagine what a lesbian prostitution ring in might look like.

Top 10 Oddball Films from the 2011 Sundance Film Festival

Top 10 Oddball Films from the 2011 Sundance Film Festival

We take you through the movies at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival that are just plain different.