Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Fresno or Bust

Finally, it’s Fresno. The trailer for the new Jamie Babbit film “Addicted to Fresno” (formerly just “Fresno”) is finally here and it looks delightfully kooky. This tale of two sisters (played by Natasha Lyonne and Judy Greer) who work as hotel maids in Fresno and accidentally kill a guest is a dream reunion project for “But I’m a Cheerleader” fans. It brings director Jamie and actress Natasha back together with fellow “Cheerleader” alum Clea DuVall, while also bringing in “Parks & Recreation” vet Aubrey Plaza and SNL superstar(!) Molly Shannon among many others. Also, there are a lot of dildos. Like, a lot.

Anyway, in chronological order, my Top 5 moments from the trailer.

1) Aubrey looking lustily at Natasha.
The thirst is real.

2) Clea. Clea. Clea.
Did I mention Clea?

3) Dicks in a box.

4) Molly’s hair.
So wrong it’s right. Well, almost.

5) Natasha and Judy actually look like they could be sisters.
Like, for real.

So, are you excited yet? Also Jamie’s wife, “Portlandia” writer Karey Dornetto, wrote the script. So, yeah, get excited.

p.s. More things to get excited about? It was announced yesterday that Clea is about to helm her directorial debut for a script she also wrote. The project reteams her with Natasha (yassss) as well as Melanie Lynskey (“Heavenly Creatures,” and that Charlie Sheen show we won’t mention), Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother,” all those “Avengers” movies), Alia Shawkat (“Arrested Development,” “Whip It”) and more. They aren’t releasing the plot, which is kind of weird, but I sure hope it’s something gay. What? You are hoping it, too.


Anonymous said...

I love Melanie Lynskey - she played a lesbian in something too - I remember a little bridge over a river .... was it her role in the L Word?


Carmen SanDiego said...

Is that why Natasha wasn't in the bulk of the episodes of OITNB? I missed Nicky this season