Max Normane is the kind of woman that some less creative individuals might refer to as a "Type A" personality. Her eye for the undiscovered literary gem is famous, and Max repreatedly ...
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Budding novelist Nate Shepherd, late forties, and the young and beautiful Jenny Sparks, early thirties, meeting in a fancy New York City eatery. Complete strangers who have had a rotten day... See full summary »
The first one was shot during the production of the film Virtuosity (1995) directed by Brett Leonard. It depicts Lords, wearing a skin tight latex ensemble, dancing at an underground rave ... See full summary »
The second music video was directed by Stéphane Sednaoui. It depicts Lords wearing a red latex dress walking in a hotel room. The main theme of the video is depression and anxiety disorder.... See full summary »
Laura, an alcoholic single mother believes in God but her faith is only nominal. Her trans-humanist son Max, who is convinced that soon the scientists will be able to resurrect dead people,... See full summary »
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An exploration of certain conspiracy theories surrounding the JFK assassination from Jack Ruby's perspective. Ruby owns a run-down strip club in Dallas, and does what he can for credibility... See full summary »
Max Normane is the kind of woman that some less creative individuals might refer to as a "Type A" personality. Her eye for the undiscovered literary gem is famous, and Max repreatedly demonstrates this ability in "URBANITY," the literary magazine she presides over. When Max meets Jake Benjamin, a struggling but talented writer whose previous attempts at getting published have been sabotaged by his own egocentric idiosyncracies and lousy attitude, Max offers him a mutually beneficial solution of Faustian proportions - his seed in exchange for publication. In other words, she'll give life to his child, if he gives life to hers. Despite Jake's shock and outrage at such blackmail, this bizarre opportunity for long-awaited literary succces is too good for the frustrated artist to pass up. As Jake reaches ever higher echelons of renown and Max's tightly organized world devolves into the mess of single parenthood, something truly horrific happens... they begin to fall agressively, angrily ...Written by
Burt's "B" boy
A witty, romantic comedy that tackles contemporary issues of career, marriage, childbearing and parenting.
Novel Romance is a witty, clever romantic comedy that was a huge crowd-pleaser at the LaFemme Film Festival in Los Angeles. It tackles contemporary issues of career/marriage/childbearing and parenting with an original twist. Can Max Normane find fulfillment both as a successful professional woman and as a single mother? And how is she to accomplish that when men and sex have taken backseat roles in this driven and zany woman's life? Traci Lords shows wonderful comedic ability as Max, and Paul Johanssen's sex-appeal oozes through the disheveled facade of character Jake Buckley, aka unsuccessful writer--starving, but too proud to "compromise" his talents. Where have Lords and Johanssen been until now? Their chemistry lights up the screen. Great supporting performances by Sherilynn Fenn and Mariette Hartley. Writer/director/producer Emily Skopov has accomplished an enormous feat in her very first feature film. She has gone beyond cliché to present real people with real needs in our very complex society where modern choices do not always trump age-old instincts of human behavior.
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