What do a lesbian road trip, a severed head and a briefcase full of plaster penises have in common? I’ll give you a minute. Still thinking? Would it help if I said it was an Oscar-winning screenwriter? Didn’t think so. All these divergent components unite in the new project by Ethan Cohen (half of the acclaimed Coen Brothers team behind “Fargo” and “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”) titled “Drive-Away Dykes.” Yes, you read that right.
Let me also assure you about the veracity of the next sentence. The film is billed as a naughty lesbian road-trip action comedy that includes all of the above ingredients plus “plenty of boyless sex.“ The plot follows the wild road trip shenanigans of a “skirt-chasing party girl“ and her “buttoned-down friend.” But plot-schmot, did I mention the plenty of boyless sex part?
The L.A. Times reports that Allison Anders (“Gas Food Lodging,“ “Four Rooms”) is attached to direct. No word on the stars yet, but the names Holly Hunter and Selma Blair have been bandied about. Well, Selma already had the hair for it. I think the film’s tagline says it all: “Women on the road. All kinds of action.”