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Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (2012)

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Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same follows the adventures of three lesbian space aliens on the planet Earth, and the story of the romance between Jane, a shy greeting card store employee, and Zoinx, the woman Jane does not realize is from outer-space. Meanwhile, two government agents, or 'Men In Black,' are closely tracking Jane and the aliens while harboring their own secrets. -- (C) Official Site

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Cast

Dennis Davis
as Senior Agent
Alex Karpovsky
as Rookie Agent
Rae Wright
as Jane's Therapist
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Critic Reviews for Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

Writer-director Olnek... deftly parodies the myriad tropes of low-budget sci-fi with obvious glee, from the alien's monotonal speech to wobbly camera-handling and cheesy special effects.

Full Review… | October 1, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Olnek's sensibility is singular, and the work of the cast -- notably the sweetfaced Haas and the hilariously robotic Ziegler -- make for a movie that seeks, and earns, affection.

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Variety
Top Critic

Ed Wood would have been proud.

January 5, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

The played-out scenarios in Olnek's first feature, such as Jane's sessions with her therapist, are soon outnumbered by inspired silliness, like tears shed over a revolving dessert tray in a diner.

Full Review… | January 3, 2012
Village Voice
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With an ear for dialogue as sharp as her aliens looking for love in all the wrong spaces, director Madeleine Olneck hits the mark with this send-up of lesbian dating culture (alienation, get it?) packaged as a B-movie spoof.

Full Review… | October 1, 2013
Philadelphia Weekly

On a budget that could barely get you on the subway, Madeleine Olnek gets laughs and style out of interplanetary love.

Full Review… | October 1, 2013
Screen International

Audience Reviews for Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same

This film is one of those secret gems hiding in the deep depths of Netflix destined to become a cult classic by word of mouth, an accidental discovery late night Saturday curled up with Netflix, or just by adventurous viewers who seek out low budget indie fares. What we have here is a lighthearted film, with nothing to do with the politics of sexuality (which I expected) but more concerned about the "human" and in this film even the "alien" desire for connection to another person. There's some great witty dialogue to be had here, along with very very funny gags. All of it is a wrapped up in a film that pokes fun at the Z grade Sci Fi films from the 50s and 60s. Im sure somebody else already said this, Ed Wood would be super proud. Haven't heard of Ed Wood?!! I suggest you look him up!.

Tracy Williams
Tracy Williams

One line summary: Seventy-six minutes of not funny. ------------------------- Inhabitants of an alien planet decide that their ozone depletion can only be solved by one or two of their race having their hearts broken. Zoinx and Zylar are dispatched to Earth to have their hearts broken. Zoinx meets Jane and eventually gets to know her somewhat. Two men-in-black types observe this process, and attempt to blur the memories of any sightings. It seems, though, that no intervention is needed; nobody notices anything in this film. Jokes are made about new foods: alcoholic beverages, coffee, desserts. Jokes are made about culture clashes. All jokes failed. The aliens go home by means that challenge the lower bounds of all SFX. This was one of the worst SFX films ever made. In the right hands, that might have been funny. ------Scores------ Cinematography: 2/10 Greyscale, so-so in quality. The quality dropped off when the camera work switched to shaky cam. Sound: 2/10 Irritating electronic music. Irritating alien voices. Irritating background rap music. Acting: 0/10 Screenplay: 0/10 Nothing comedic, nothing engaging, nothing informative, nothing touching.

Ed Collins
Ed Collins

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