You Should Go: The “Suicide Kale” World Premiere Is This Weekend!

This Sunday, April 3rd, the movie we’ve all been waiting for will finally have its world premiere. Yes, that movie. The full-length one starring written by and starring Brittani Nichols! And starring Jasika Nicole! And directed by Carly Usdin! And executive produced/shot by Robin Roemer! It’s Suicide Kale, and as you can see, it was created by everyone you’ve ever loved. It will screen on closing night of the Queer Hippo International LGBT Film Festival in Houston, Texas.

Suicide Kale is the story of two couples — Billie Steinberg (Nicole) and her wife, Jordan (Brianna Baker); and Jasmine Rawlings (Nichols) and her new girlfriend, Penny Fisher (Lindsay Hicks) — whose vegan brunch is wrecked when one of them finds a suicide note. It’s sweet and sad and funny and so fucking real you’ll be squirming around in your seat half the time, I promise you. Also, there’s an adorable dog and no one dies!

The Details

When: Sunday, April 3
Where: Houston Museum of African American Culture
5:30pm – Film
7:00pm – Reception
8:00pm – After party at Pearl Bar

You can buy tickets online right this very second.

Check out Suicide Kale‘s official website or follow them on Facebook for up to the minute details about when and where you can watch the film. And stay tuned for a full review, interviews, and an exclusive clip!

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Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior writer who lives in New York City with her partner, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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  1. Because you know it’s serious when the kale comes out. The trailer looks awesome. Hope they have a great viewing!! Also, has anyone else been listening to the Alice Isn’t Dead podcast with Jasika Nicole performing? She’s killing it.

  2. A++ use of a Mal Blum song! I was already going to see it, but if I wasn’t I definitely would now. Also I really loved Penny Fisher in the Better Half webseries. I’m excited for when I can download it!

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