One positive to come out of 2020, is definitely the gift of lesbian cinema, especially around the holidays. Now we have a New Years movie, ‘I hate New Years,’ from Tello Films, directed by Christin Baker.
The movie stars real life singer and song writer Dia Frampton (Cassie), Ashley Argota (Layne) and Candis Cayne. Country singer Layne Price travels to Music City, Nashville, due to writers block to get some inspo for her new album. Upon her arrival, she sees a fabulous psychic played by Candis Cayne who gives her a reading and alludes to her finding a love interest (‘C’). It definitely isn’t what it seems as she ends up catching feelings for her best friend.
Both Cassie and Layne are ‘out’ music stars and it’s refreshing for a plot line to not centre on struggling with being LGBTQ+ or coming out.
The movie is set in one night on New Years Eve, so if you’re looking for something fun and easy watching to bring in the New Year, then you’ll want to check this film out!
“I Hate New Years was such an interesting film! It was filled with music, and we loved that there was never a major importance placed on the characters in the film being queer, we love when queerness doesn’t need to be explained in a film and is just something that is accepted throughout the film by every single character without it having to be a plot point of the story! However there were a few things about this film we didn’t like. We felt that the story itself was very confusing without much character development, and many lines were very cheesy and formulaic, as well as some of the writing being a little strange and like things two queer women wouldn’t actually say to one another. It was quite campy, but not purposely campy enough for it to turn the film around and make it truly funny!”
“When a movie opens with a fabulous musical set you know you are in for a treat! I Hate New Years’ stars Dia Frampton, playing Layne Price, a country-rock star with writer’s block. After following the advice of a psychic – played by transgender actor Candis Cayne – she journeys back to Nashville to help unblock her talents! Reunited with her old friend Cassie, played by Broadway star Ashley Argota, who has held a torch for Layne for years, the two singers have a New Year’s Eve adventure through Nashville that leads to expressing truth, opening hearts, and finding true love. A classic holiday love story with terrific music!”
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