Jenni Olson

VIP Q Movie Pick: Madeleine Olnek

Filed By Jenni Olson | February 24, 2012 12:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: LGBT Film, Madeleine Olnek, Queer Film, VIP Q Movie Pick

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Here's an excellent recommendation from Madeleine Olnek, director of last year's popular Sundance hit, Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same!

Always a hard question, because there are so many that I love. But one of my favorites is I Shot Andy Warhol. Seeing this woman who was in the Warhol factory, amongst artists who considered themselves the most cutting-edge in the entire world, and meanwhile, she was too wierd, even for them! There was so much I could relate to, and told with such humor, and -- while it's clear she's totally nuts -- you can completely identify with her.  

I knew nothing about Valerie Solanis walking in to the film (I actually didn't even know it was a gay movie!) and I will never forget what a thrill it was to see this unique and subversive story unfold in front of me. That the shooting at the end is still a shock -- despite the title -- is a statement of how intelligent and sophisticated the film truly is.

Discover Madeleine's wonderful film, Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same.

(Cross-posted on the official Wolfe Video blog: QMovieBlog.com)


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