Gender-bending comedy about the life of a butch actress in Hollywood
“A fantastic dyke comedy… In the tradition of The Player, director Michelle Ehlen spins a spot-on satire of the movie industry, while examining butch/femme dynamics and the politics of lesbian relationships.” -Time Out Chicago
Butch Jamie is a quirky, gender-bending comedy about an out-of-work butch lesbian actress willing to try almost anything for a role. Dressing up femme for auditions, struggling actress Jamie Klein (talented writer-director Michelle Ehlen) continually faces rejection as she fails to be a typical leading lady. Spurred on by her roommate Lola’s successful cat actor, Jamie decides to take a different approach and audition as herself — aka “Butch Jamie.” She immediately lands a role—as a man! Her misadventures on the set include unintentionally attracting the attentions of her sexy female co-star.
Winner: Grand Jury Award, Best Actress — Outfest: Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Winner – Jury Award, Best Narrative Feature, Chicago Reeling Film Festival
Winner – Jury Award, Best Female Feature, Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival