Plot & Details
Novelist/filmmaker Bruce Wagner skews the classic George Cukor film The Women in this digital video effort adapted from a section of his novel I'm Losing You (which was also made into a feature film). Using a video diary format, the director focuses on three women desperate to become filmmakers. There is Phyllis (Beverly D'Angelo), an acid-tongued independent producer with a penchant for pharmaceutical drugs, who shops around her highly troubled new film project and decides to keep a journal to record its progress. Sara (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) is a casting director stuck in a failing marriage who writes personal letters to her blind baby boy and confides in friend Holly Hunter about her need to get back on her feet. And Gina (Portia de Rossi) is a delusional actress/masseuse who steals the energies of her rich celebrity clientele and believes that TV producer Darren Star has stolen her ideas and is determined to seek retribution. Women in Film was shot by Russell Lee Fine, who transferred the video to a standard 35 mm format for release.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 89min.
- DVD Release Date: 08/06/2002
- Distributor(s): Lions Gate Entertainment
- Director(s): Bruce Wagner
- Starring: Beverly D'Angelo , Marianne Jean-Baptiste , Portia de Rossi
- Themes: Filmmaking
- Tone: Biting,Cerebral,Quirky,Talky,Stylish
- Keywords: blindness [physical],drug-addiction,film-director,journal,masseuse,mother,movie-studio,women
- Language: English