by Kate Gellene
January 10th, 2014

Rooftop alumni Madeline Olnek and the team from 2010’s hilarious Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same are back with a new project that’s bound to be full of surprises and laughs. The film, The Foxy Merkins has already made waves prior to their upcoming Sundance screening with an LA premiere at Sundance Next Weekend and Independent Spirit Award nominations.

The Foxy Merkins is a play on the buddy comedy/hustler film, focusing an unlikely duo of lesbian prostitutes: “Margaret is a down-on-her-luck lesbian hooker in training. She meets Jo, a beautiful, self-assured grifter from a wealthy family and an expert on picking up women, even as she considers herself a card-carrying heterosexual. The duo hit the streets where they encounter bargain-hunting housewives, double-dealing conservative women, husky-voiced seductresses, mumbling erotic accessory salesmen and shopaholic swingers. Navigating the bizarre fetishes and sexual needs of their “dates” brings into focus the hilarious and pathetic disparity between the two hookers, as fellow travelers who will share the road together but only for a while.”

Even though the film is headed to Sundance, they still need help to get the film ready for distribution and continue their festival tour. Support the project on Kickstarter today and help make the film the best it can be!


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Rooftop Films is a New York based non-profit whose mission is to engage diverse communities by showing independent movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, coordinating youth media education, and renting equipment at low cost to artists.


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