The Advocate's 18 Favorite Films at Outfest 2013
BY Daniel Reynolds Sunnivie Brydum and Diane Anderson-Minshall
July 11 2013 4:00 AM ET
Breaking the Girls
Saturday, July 20, 8:30 p.m. at Ford
Ladies, this is one film you do not want to miss. The latest from two lesbian legends: director Jamie Babbit (director of But I’m a Cheerleader) and screenwriter Guinevere Turner (who wrote American Psycho, among others) share screenwriting duties with Mark Distefano, resulting a lovely, twisty lesbian Hitchcock-inspired thriller. A cute but rebellious 20-something college student and bartender Sara (played by Agnes Brucker of Private Practiceand Murder By Numbers) loses her job, then her housing and her scholarship, thanks to a frenemy. She’s in need of a friend, when in swoops Madeline Zima (who hasn’t been this good since Californication). Zima plays Alex, a rich lesbian whose last girlfriend dumped her for her wealthy stepfather — the last remnant of a living family she had. Alex is spoiled and dark and a bit obsessive, and she soon gets Sara tangled in a web of murder, lies, and danger. It’s not quite Unusual Suspects, but it has a couple of twists you can’t see coming, and in between, a whole bunch of hot Sapphic action. What’s not to love?