Margaret is a down-on-her-luck lesbian hooker in training. She meets Jo, a beautiful, self-assured grifter from a wealthy family and an expert on picking up women, even as she considers herself a card-carrying heterosexual. The duo hit the streets where they encounter bargain-hunting housewives, double-dealing conservative women, husky-voiced seductresses, mumbling erotic accessory salesmen and shopaholic swingers. Navigating the bizarre fetishes and sexual needs of their “dates” brings into focus the hilarious and pathetic disparity between the two hookers, as fellow travelers who will share the road together but only for a while.
“Writer-director Madeleine Olnek (Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same, 2011 Sundance Film Festival) melds her singular brand of comedy with the buddy film genre to pay homage to and riff on iconic male hustler films. A feature length film, The Foxy Merkins takes us on an outrageous urban adventure that is altogether uproarious, subversive, and poignant.” ~ from the Sundance Institute’s Next Weekend Program Guide.