Weekend Movies: Girls Will Be Girls
I’ll cut right to the chase: this movie is fucking funny. It’s edgy, wry and just plain wrong at times. It features the mother from hell in the most humorous way possible. Let’s do this: five reasons to watch Girls Will Be Girls this weekend.
#1 – Drag humor with a twist
In the tale of an aging Hollywood has-been, her long-suffering confidant and the young upstart with a past that moves in with them, the leads are not just three men dressed as women. For the purposes of this film, they are women. They’ve been pregnant and have straight sex. We’re in on the joke, but no one else is in this movie. I’ve seen this concept done elsewhere, but here, it adds charm and sass.
|Clockwise, from right: Coco, Evie and Varla|
#2 – Evie Harris
Evie (Jack Plotnick) has the best lines of the movie. I would hate Evie in real life. I love Evie in this movie. She’s a fun drunk without a mind-to-mouth filter. She can’t remember her son’s name. She’s drunk before noon. She’s cock-happy and spreads destruction everywhere she goes. She’s inappropriate and unapologetic. And I love her. You will too.
#3 – Singing and Cheez Whiz
The sheer skill of the Cheez Whiz trick baffles me. I can’t try this at home. I’m just going to slow-clap and marvel.
#4 – Asteroid!
A movie within the movie. A disaster flick about an asteroid with the tag line, “EARTH MIGHT GET CRUSHED!” If Asteroid! was a real movie, it might have a chance of being shown as a double feature with The Room. You will never again hear the term “astrophysicist” without laughing. Watch it just for that.
|“Oh Billy — what about the children?”|
#5 – The writing and delivery
The first line of this movie is someone screaming “FUCK” after knocking over a picture. It’s delivered in a primal scream over a nearly one-minute period. That really does set the tone for the rest of it. Dick jokes, vibrators, Hollywood, motherhood, dating, abortions, the worst marriage proposal ever, dead dogs, money-making schemes – nothing is spared the quick wit and deadpan delivery. So many one-liners that I can’t quote right now. This is killing me.
|Yes, that is Eric Stonestreet. He’s completely epic in this movie.|
Sorry if this is vague, but I don’t want to spoil the best parts, and it’s so quotable. Do yourself a favor and check this one out. Be prepared to laugh.