Tuesday, January 13, 2009

You should see it: Itty Bitty Titty Committee

I finally got around to watching what can only be described as one of the most fun lesbian movie I have seen in the last couple of years. That is saying something, because I have seen plenty of queer movies. Some were good and some were really really bad.

Itty Bitty Titty Committee is everything that I hoped it would be. It has a great plot, likeable characters, great acting, a fun soundtrack and it stars pretty much every actor that I love (Carly Pope! Clea Duvall! Melanie Lynskey!).

It tells the story of Anna a young, shy girl who doesn’t really know what kind of excitement life has to offer. She comes into contact with a group of radical feminist women who run a little guerrilla group called Clits in Action (CIA).



They try to show everything that is wrong (read women unfriendly) with the world by sneaking around at night and defacing public and private property with spray painted messages against the established.

Anna is very much drawn to this new and exciting world of political activism and especially the kind of women that are involved in it. It really changes her life in the way that you can only be changed when you are still young.

Even though the topic of the movie is rather serious and perhaps the message a little heavy handed, I thought IBTC was a fun watch. It is a great portrayal of what it must be like to be part of a movement like this.

A large part of the movie is just about the main characters, we get to see what they are like and how their relationships are with one another. Plus IBTC has some really funny moments, a few pretty hot make out scenes, as well as a killer soundtrack. What’s not to like?

So many great women were involved in this movie, including Jamie Babbitt, Carly Pope, Clea Duvall, Melanie Lynskey, Guinevere Turner, Stacy Codikow, Melonie Diaz, and Jenny Shimuzi (look here for a complete list). In fact, IBTC is one of the few movies that is almost entirely made by women.

Go rent or buy Itty Bitty Titty Committee today! This is a gay DVD you don’t have to be ashamed of having in your DVD collection.

1 comment:

Feylamia said...

I got it the other day and loved it - very very funny. :)