Jamie Babbit’s New “Breaking the Girls”: Coming to an LGBTQ Film Fest Near You

Hey muffins, there’s a suspenseful little thriller making the rounds at some LGBTQ film fests this summer and we think you might want to check it out. Breaking the Girls is directed by your very own Jamie Babbit (But I’m a Cheerleader, The Quiet and Itty Bitty Titty Committee) and co-written by Guinevere Turner (The L Word, The Notorious Bettie Page, and American Psycho). It stars Agnes Bruckner (Anna Nicole) and Madeline Zima (Californication) as the strangers whose intense chance meeting leads to a deadly pact. A DEADLY PACT. Let’s take a look at some of the synopsis:

In a thriller reminiscent of the best of Alfred Hitchcock and inspired by Patricia Highsmith’s Strangers on a Train, Madeline Zima and Agnes Bruckner star as Alex and Sara, best friends who share everything until one of them reveals a twisted sense of loyalty. […] Out of her elements and emotionally distraught over the betrayal, Sara knows that if she wants to survive, she is going to have to fight back with an equally cunning and deadly plan of her own.

I feel like hot lesbian pool sex will never not be hot.

Breaking the Girls is showing at Philadelphia’s Qfest July 12 and will have its LA premiere at Outfest on July 20. It’s also screening in NY on July 26 and will be available on IFC On Demand. In addition, VOD outlets include cable providers, iTunes, Amazon streaming, Xbox, Google Play, PS3 and Nook. Basically everywhere; you could possibly even hallucinate it screening on the side of your toaster. BUT DON’T because it’ll look better on a larger screen.

Kate will be reviewing Breaking the Girls super duper soon, so be on the lookout for that. Happy LGBTQ Film Fest Season!

exclusive first look at the movie poster, y'all

exclusive first look at the movie poster, y’all

Madeline Zima.

Madeline Zima.

Agnes Bruckner

Shanna & Tiya.

Shanna & Tiya.

All Photographs by Ryan Aylsworth. Copywrite Myriad Pictures.

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  1. Any news on when we’ll see a subtitled version of Palme d’Or winner: Blue is the Warmest Colour? Curious to see if it’s any good..

  2. I love Madeline Zima (nostalgic queer-awakening-related Heroes feelings, no big deal), but I dunno about this whole thing…. It could be a guilty pleasure, or just reinforcing of terrible stereotypes.

  3. This movie is TERRIBLE… why do movies have to portray lesbians as psychos?? The same with ‘Side-effects’ – the lesbians are the psychos…

    Lesbians making lesbian films about psycho lesbians just plays into the gender stereotype that all women are f***ing crazy if they don’t get a good dicking…

    In a straight patriarchal world dominated by dick worship (both by mena and women), of course the lesbians ‘must’ be crazy because they don;t want men, and they definitely don’t want a dick.

    > End Rant <

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