Sundance is always a little queer inclusive, but 2011 is poised to be even more gay than usual. This morning, I told you that Pariah would be part of the festival competition. Today, programmers announcedwill see the premieres of My Idiot Brother, starring Zooey Deschanel and Rashida Jones as girlfriends; Becoming Chaz, a documentary following Chaz Bono‘s transition; and Kaboom, Greg Arraki‘s sci-fi thriller featuring a main lesbian character, Stella, played by Haley Bennett. (It won the Queer Palms Award at Cannes two years ago, but this is its US premiere.)
Another film of interest is Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same from Madeleine Olnek (Hold Up, Countertransference). Here’s the premise:
A shy greeting card store employee unknowingly falls for a lesbian space alien while two government agents closely track their romance.
The cast includes Lisa Haas, Susan Ziegler, Jackie Monahan and Cynthia Kaplan.
And !Women Art Revolution will also show as part of the New Frontiers line-up. The documentary is a history of women in art and the activism that accompanied it.
WAR is directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson and the score is all original from out musician Carrie Brownstein.
It’s shaping up to be an interesting year in Park City.