Another great scene follows shortly thereafter, in which Toni prepares to enter a dance contest, sporting a tux and a new short ‘do.
"Toni’s haircut is a symbol of her liberation from the typical Hollywood ‘ugly duckling’ myth," Randall said. "Usually, the heroine of such a story finds wholeness and fulfillment by letting her ponytailed hair down, putting on make-up and a pretty dress, and landing the guy as her leading man. We wanted to flip that paradigm and invert it, turning our ugly duckling into a penguin, not a swan, cutting her hair, dressing her up in a sexy, bad ass tux and stepping into the lead role herself."
But Toni and Mona aren’t accepted into the competition with open arms. Two girls dancing together? Preposterous! But I wont spoil the ending for you. You’ll have to find out if your own predictions are true.
Leading Ladies is ultimately a film that shares a theme with several other LGBT films: Being true to yourself is the only way to be. And with a lesbian storyline and entertaining dance numbers, you’ll appreciate how the characters come to that conclusion.
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