‘Girls Will Be Girls’ Again in 2012!
Gay Cult Classic Sequel in the Works
The gay community loves our “cult movies,” we elevate both the films and the stars to icon status. Richard Day’s 2003 hit “Girls Will Be Girls,” about the lives of three actresses – Evie, Coco, and Varla – sharing a home in Los Angeles is one such movie.
Well, if you know every line from the movie, have seen the three “webisodes” they broadcast during the writer’s strike, and are thirsting for more, we have good news for you! Writer and director Richard Day is currently working on a script for a second feature length installment of the girl’s lives. As these are tough economic times, even for Hollywood, the production team has begun a Kickstarter account to gather funds for the project.
“We started the Kickstarter account and within a matter of days we raised over $20,000,” said Coco Peru, from her home in Los Angeles, who plays Coco in the film. “That’s just from fans of the movie putting in a few bucks. It’s great because I love working with the cast, we all do our own things yet respect each other’s talents. Since our schedules never allow us to perform together this will be lots of fun!”
She is very excited about the project, as are the other cast members. “Richard Day didn’t have any hopes for doing a GWBG2 although we have been dropping hints all the time about doing a sequel. As performers we were aware as to just how much the film is appreciated by audiences,” said Peru. “Richard as a writer is more behind the scenes, and well, no one really pays much attention to the writer.”
(Which, as a writer I can appreciate, ahem.)
While Coco could not reveal what’s afoot for the three actresses she did share a few things. For instance, the quasi-1960s-1970s-1980s home they shared in the first film is a real home – the residence of Richard Day.
Also, Coco will still be Evie’s roommate.
“I can’t get away from her,” said Peru of Evie. “But as Richard is still developing the script I can’t really tell you more, because I don’t really know what he has in store.”
In addition to Kickstarter fans of the movie are putting events in motion to benefit Day and the cast.
“There’s even a restaurant in Massachusetts that’s putting together a benefit for the movie. So if anybody else wants to do a little benefit for us and the film do it, maybe we can appear,” Peru said ecstatically. “I love my work. How can you not get excited about making people laugh?”
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