“Perfect though, from beginning to end, and unabashedly outrageous, is Madeleine Olnek’s The Foxy Merkins, a comic tribute to East Coast women’s-studies majors who have to earn their daily bread by becoming lesbian hookers. Anyone familiar with Ms. Olnek’s previous cult favorite,Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same, which was one of the top comic offerings of 2011, should not be surprised that her latest is one of the top five thigh-slapping, zany flicks of 2014.” ~ Read Brandon Judell’s entire review HERE
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“Few filmmakers are able to successfully create a distinctly unique universe of off-kilter comedy both consistent in tone and unwavering quality…”
“…a textured film that’s one of those surprising, rare discoveries of original comedic talents.”
Peter Knegt of INDIEWIRE picks “The Foxy Merkins” as one of “10 great LGBT Films From This Year’s Sundance Film Festival” And calls the film “Downright hilarious.”
Helen Eisenbach of The Huffington Post calls “The Foxy Merkins” “Odd, poignant, both profane and strangely innocent, and above all, shockingly funny…a comic bonanza of mind games, sexual stereotypes and unexpected love.” Read her insightful interview entitled Midnight Cowgirls.
Mark Adams, Chief Film Critic of Screen International, says “The Foxy Merkins” is “made with a real sense of warmth and indie humor…a gentle charmer.” Read his review here.
“The Foxy Merkins is reminder of how much fun Sundance movies can be. This is the festival that brought us The Beasts of The Southern Wild, but it’s also the one that brought us Clerks…It’s ridiculous, absurd and outrageous without ever being vulgar. Every scene is genuinely funny…remember the name The Foxy Merkins.” – CraveOnline
VANITY FAIR has named THE FOXY MERKINS #5 on their list of the Sundance-iest Sundance movies. See their top 10 picks here!