Girls Will Be Girls

Critics Consensus

Vulgar but entertaining camp.

58%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 31

80%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 6,478
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Movie Info

The confessional, behind-the-scenes showbiz melodrama goes under the knife -- so to speak -- in this drag comedy. Girls Will Be Girls casts three male performers in the roles of Evie Harris (Jack Plotnick), a has-been starlet of the '70s who has since gone to seed in her decaying Hollywood home; her best friend and domestic servant, Coco (Clinton Leupp); and Varla (Jeffrey Roberson), the daughter of a deceased peer/rival of Evie's who shows up to rent out a room in her home. The tension among the trio of women escalates as Evie prepares for a pull-out-all-the-stops television special commemorating her past career glories, which include sundry disaster movies and TV variety shows. What Evie doesn't know is that the naïve-seeming Varla has a debt to settle for her deceased mom, and will stop at nothing to seek vengeance. All three lead actors developed their characters in stage shows and cabaret acts; writer/director Richard Day wrote for such television shows as Ellen and The Larry Sanders Show before helming this film, his debut. After its 2003 Sundance premiere, Girls Will Be Girls was acquired by IFC Films for a theatrical release.

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Cast

Jeffery Roberson
as Varla/Marla
Eric Stonestreet
as Dr. Benson
Chad Lindsey
as Dr. Perfect
Greg Whitney
as Asteroid Actor
Dennis Hensley
as Speci-mercial Director
Jamie Malone
as Young Stevie
Lurie Poston
as Young Varla
Rich Ahren
as Burn Victim
Mark Cirillo
as Diner Waiter
Kris Anderrson
as Receptionist
Edward Tunney
as Guy on Street
Cliff Curry
as Student
Richard Day
as John at Restaurant
Sir Tony
as John in Alley
Ginger Snaps
as Magazine Cover Cher
Raphael Louis Marino
as Magazine Cover Madonna
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Critic Reviews for Girls Will Be Girls

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (13)

Audience Reviews for Girls Will Be Girls

  • Jan 30, 2008
    The one liners in this movie are the BEST!!!
    Thomas J Super Reviewer
  • Feb 18, 2007
    I tried to get into this--really I did...but I was simply not amused--and I typically go for "alternative" movies. after the main character (a drag queen playing a female) confeses to getting multiple abortions so she can flirt w/ her doctor, i turned it off
    Cindy C Super Reviewer

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