Yet another plug. I CAN’T THINK STRAIGHT opens in theatres on Friday, and I hope you’re all able to go. It’s a romantic comedy about two women from traditional backgrounds (one is from the Middle East and one is of Indian descent) who meet and get busy…I mean fall in love. It’s sure to be a winner. What isn’t funny about lesbians in the Middle East? Well, nothing is funny about that, but this one is about a lesbian from the Middle East living in London. Much funnier, right? Well, you’ll have to take my word for it.
This was actually the first of two films written and directed by Shamim Sarif and produced by her partner, Hanan Kattan. They were mid-movie when they lost funding and had to put it on the backburner while they finished up THE WORLD UNSEEN which premiered first.
We’re ever so proud of our friends who did what most people dare not. Yes, that too-they fiddled with someone of the same sex. I meant, they went after their dream when everyone along the way told them it couldn’t be done. Of course the films are incredible achievements in themselves, but the back story is nothing short than amazing. They learned that if they wanted to make a movie (or in this case two movies), they’d have to do it themselves and ignore all the noise. I hope you find inspiration in their story to do what it is you dream about doing. No, not that dream! Man, I thought I was the only one with a dirty mind! Gabriella’s out of town. What’s your excuse?
I’m not going to say much more. Previous entries can be read HERE and HERE. Meet Shamim & Hanan in the video attached. See the trailers in previous posts. See the film. Spread the word. Support independent filmmakers. Don’t listen to the noise.