Oct 1 2007Lesbian Werewolf Film Not as Exciting as Concept Implies

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Hey, lesbians and werewolves?! Did these guys get a window into my Native American dreamcatcher or what? So this synopsis for Jack and Diane would imply!

Jack (Thirlby) and Diane (Page), two teenage lesbians, meet in New York City and spend the night kissing ferociously. Diane's charming innocence quickly begins to open Jack's tough skinned heart. But, when Jack discovers that Diane is leaving the country in a week she tries to push her away. Diane must struggle to keep their love alive while hiding the secret that her newly awakened sexual desire occasionally turns her into a werewolf.

But wait a minute, not only is this movie underfunded for shooting, the potential stars, Ellen Page and Olivia Thirlby, went on to explain the reason they can't find backing:

Ellen: They think it's about lesbian werewolves, and it's not.

Olivia: It does happen to be about lesbians and there does happen to be kind of very metaphorical references to werewolves…

Ellen: There's a dream!

So it's just a dream with werewolves? Next thing they'll be telling us they aren't really lesbians, just the type of girls who will get drunk and kiss enough to rile-up a gang of belligerent frat boys.

Also, the inclusion of Ellen Page isn't really making this lesbian fantasy so hot anymore. At first viewing of the Juno trailer, I found her at least moderately cute and charming in her dry delivery, but as I've seen the preview a couple more times, I've come to realize that she's just the latest dreary incarnation of Daria and the girls from Ghost World and, like the girl in high school who seemed too into black & white photography, hearing she's a lesbian comes across more as a "not surprising" than "hot."

Ellen Page's 'Lesbian Werewolf Movie’ Jack and Diane Needs Financing [FirstShowing]

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