Fans of the web series Girl Trash have been waiting for close to four years now for the movie version that was filmed in 2010. Out screenwriter Angela Robinson (D.E.B.S., The L Word, True Blood) created the series and wrote the film, but does not support the version of Girl Trash: All Night Long as it screens tomorrow night in Palm Springs and is released on DVD in December .
Girl Trash: All Night Long was produced by Power Up, a non-profit film production company that’s mission is to “help educate and create films by and for the LGBTQ community.” Established in 2000, Power Up was behind the original short film D.E.B.S. as well as Jamie Babbit‘s feature Itty Bitty Titty Committee.
The web series version of Girl Trash premiered on OurChart.com in 2007, starring lesbian favorites Amber Benson, Gabrielle Christian, Mandy Musgrave and Rose Rollins. The L Word actors Clementine Ford, Kate French and Malaya Rivera Drew joined the latter three for All Night Long as well as Lisa Rieffel, Michelle Lombardo, and out actress Megan Cavanagh. With Angela writing the script, Alexandra Kondracke directing and a kick ass cast, it seemed like All Night Long was primed to be an all-around awesome musical comedy about gay girls.
Today Angela released this statement:
“Girltrash!” is a project close to my heart.
I was trying to find a way to make affordable, quality lesbian entertainment and develop a brand that would encompass web series, movies, television, graphic novels and stage musicals. To this end, after first making a web series and a penning a graphic novel, I produced “Girltrash: All Night Long” with Stacy Codikow.
I love the movie and each and every person that tirelessly worked on this project – the crew and mentees that donated their time and energy for free or for cut rates, the incredible musicians, Lisa Rieffel and Johnny Dunn, who wrote fantastic songs, the awesome actors who worked all night long for months on end, Luke Tierney, the composer and Chris Hill, the editor, and of course, Alex Kondracke, the amazing director. I am extremely proud of the work that was done.
But POWER UP is presenting a version of the film that I have not seen, that is unfinished and that has not been creatively approved by me and as a result, I do not support nor validate any screenings or commercial sales of “Girltrash: All Night Long” at this time.
Working with Stacy Codikow and POWER UP has been, without a doubt, the worst experience of my career. Because Stacy has been so horrible I will never again be involved in any project in which Stacy Codikow or POWER UP is involved.
Angela (center) with True Blood stars Kristin Bauer van Straten (L) and Rutina Wesley (R)