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Question:What’s Erin Kelly (Loving Annabelle) up to?
— Emily, England
Answer: I contacted Erin with your question (which was one of many about her from multiple readers) and she told me:
Erin also asked us to encourage you to check her site for updates and sends thanks for the continued support of AfterEllen.com readers.
Question: Do you know what happened to the Mischa Barton movie, You and I (aka Finding t.A.T.u.)? Is it ever going to be released? It seems to have fallen off the radar completely.
— Anna, Athens, Greece
Answer: For those of you unfamiliar with the film in question, You and I, stars Mischa Barton (The O.C.) and Shantel Van Santen (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search) and was directed by Roland Joffé (The Killing Fields).
The plot is described on IMDB.com as follows: "Two teenage girls, Janie who is American and Lana who is Russian, fall in love after meeting at a t.A.T.u concert and are swept into a dangerous world of obsession, drug abuse and murder."
That’s pretty much what happened after all t.A.T.u. concerts back in their heyday, right?
In May 2008, AE blogger Dorothy Snarker told us that the film screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Barton was a no-show, but "The real (using that term relatively) t.A.T.u. girls, Yulia Volkova and Lena Katina, apparently felt no such shame, since they did appear at Cannes and told the press that the film was not Sapphically inclined. According to BBC News reports, they said: ‘Is not lesbian film. Is love film.’"
So when will U.S. audiences get to experience the magic that is You and I? We put in a call to RAMCO and were told that they are currently working on a release date and hoping for late 2009, but nothing has yet been confirmed.
We’ll keep you posted, but, in the meantime, those of you who haven’t already enjoyed a glimpse of the film, can watch the trailer below:
Maybe affixing a lovelock to a bridge is the new cinematic equivalent to brushing another girl’s hair.