Two Straight Girls at a Queer Fest
It's not the destination that counts it's the getting there. Em and Jay (Judith Baribeau and Marie-Helene Panisset), respectively a film director and her lead actress, embark on a journey between Montreal, Canada and Durham, North Carolina, where a short film of theirs is being presented at the North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. They drive a Jeep, pull a pop tent and decide to shoot a film along the way. They talk, they laugh, they argue, they sing. Nothing much happens except that they develop a beautiful friendship and debunk quite a few taboos. Two Straight Girls at a Queer Fest is like Seinfeld meets Thelma and Louise... without the bad ending. It also tackles the subject of mental illness and plays on the boundaries of documentary and fiction.