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Butch Jamie


84 minutes

Michelle Ehlen

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Gender-bending comedy about the life of a butch actress in Hollywood!

"A fantastic dyke comedy... In the tradition of The Player, director Michelle Ehlen spins a spot-on satire of the movie industry, while examining butch/femme dynamics and the politics of lesbian relationships." -Time Out Chicago

Butch Jamie is a quirky, gender-bending comedy about an out-of-work butch lesbian actress willing to try almost anything for a role. Dressing up femme for auditions, struggling actress Jamie Klein (talented writer-director Michelle Ehlen) continually faces rejection as she fails to be a typical leading lady. Spurred on by her roommate Lola’s successful cat actor, Jamie decides to take a different approach and audition as herself — aka "Butch Jamie." She immediately lands a role—as a man! Her misadventures on the set include unintentionally attracting the attentions of her sexy female co-star.

Winner: Grand Jury Award, Best Actress — Outfest: Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

"A witty and satirical look at gender roles, stereotypes, and assumptions. Butch Jamie is a wonderfully fun and upbeat film that will keep you laughing all the way through." — OneMoreLesbian.com

Butch Jamie

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