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Girls Will Be Girls (2003)

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Critic Consensus: Vulgar but entertaining camp.

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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)

An often hilarious, always surprising 79-minute burlesque.

November 26, 2003 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

While Day doesn't succeed in making us empathize with anyone on screen, he makes his characters definitely watchable and his dialogue crackles.

November 20, 2003 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

An unprecedented exercise in derangement.

November 7, 2003 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Humor that takes as its apparent premise the assumption that all women are catty, sexually voracious, weight-obsessed whores ... is more than anyone in this day and age, even in the context of a cartoonish farce, should be expected to take.

November 7, 2003 | Full Review…
Washington Post
Top Critic

Girls Will Be Girls is gross-out camp, much like the movies of John Waters.

October 30, 2003 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

There are more belly laughs here than belly flops.

October 24, 2003 | Rating: 3/4
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Girls Will Be Girls

The one liners in this movie are the BEST!!!

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