My Pretty Little Girlfriend

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My Pretty Little Girlfriend Jennifer Gentile

1996/16mm color – 7 minutes
Writer/Director/Editor: Jennifer Gentile
Produced by: Andrea Sperling & Jennifer Gentile
Director of Photography: Caitlin Manning
Music: Ann Perich & D-Day
Cast: Tres Temperilli , Zoe Trilling

An innocent lunch at a diner between a lesbian couple turns sour when a hamburger becomes the catalyst for a heated argument about weight. A nontraditional short which scrutinizes the annoying nuances which create tension in any relationship.

My Pretty Little Girlfriend from Jennifer Gentile on Vimeo.

Blinding Light Theater, Retrospective, Vancouver, Canada, 1/01
Melbourne Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Australia, 2/00
Femme Fatale, The Palms, Hollywood, 11/99
Mix Brasil Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Brazil, 11/99
Mix NY Experimental Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, NY, 11/99
Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Washington, 10/24/99
Int’l Film Festival of Mexico City, 10/99
Hamburg Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Germany, 10/99
Reel Affirmations, Washington DC, 10/99
Austin Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Texas, 8/99
Manchester Underground Film Festival, England, 2/99
Mardi Gras Film Festival, Sydney Australia, 2/99
Immaginaria, Bolognia, Italy, 2/99
Pacific Film Archives, Restrospective, Berkeley, 1/99
Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, 12/98
Freaky Film Festival, Urbana, IL, 12/98
Bumbershoot 1 Reel Film Festival, Seattle, WA, 9/98
Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, 8/98
Turin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Italy 4/98
New York Underground Film Festival, 3/22/98
36th Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan, 3/19/98
New Zealand Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, 2/13/98
Image Film & Video Center, Atlanta, 1/12/98
Circles Of Confusion-World Wide Festival of Berlin, 11/28/97
American Cinemateque, Los Angeles, CA, 11/15/97
Santa Barbara Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, 11/8/97
Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, 10/26/97
Image & Nation, Montreal, Quebec, 10/18, 10/26/97
HRC Benefit hosted by Sundance Channel, Philadelphia, 10/6, Boston, 10/8, Washington D.C., 10/14, New York, 10/16, Seattle 10/21, LA, 10/23/97
Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA, 10/4/97
Lesbian Berlin Film Fest, Germany, 10/97
Filmfest Hamburg, Germany, 9/28/97
Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, 9/19/97
Chicago Underground Film Festival, 8/16/97
Outfest ’97, Los Angeles, 7/18/97
San Francisco Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, 6/26/97
New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, 6/14/97
Spanish Kitchen Studios, LA. 3/97
Minna Street Gallery,”Pretty But Stupid”, SF, 1/30/97
Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah, Jan.17,20,23,25 1997
Filmforum, Retrospective show of all films, Goethe Institute, LA, 12/15/96
Film Arts Foundation Festival, Roxie Cinema, SF, 11/2/96

Image Avant Queer Fest, Atlanta
“Jennifer Gentile kicks off the program with the light My Pretty Little Girlfriend , a graceful meditation in which the simple action of eating a juicy hamburger, shown in all of its grotesque detail, marks the end between two young women. My Pretty Little Girlfriend hilariously shows how a single argument can encapsulate the entire relationship and dynamic between two lovers.”
– Kimberly Yutani, On Screen Film Video & TV Reviews Southern Voice, January 1998

My Pretty Little Girlfriend
“Jennifer Gentiles vicious little vignette looks in on a lesbian couple whose bitter bickering over a burger escalates explosively. This bleak peek at a delightfully dysfunctional pair is a welcome remedy to the pat homotopias which all too frequently crop up in queer cinema.”
– Eddie Von Mueller, The Big Picture, January 1998

Outfest 1997, Los Angeles
“A refreshing short in the Not Very Ladylike screening at the DGA is Jennifer Gentile’s My Pretty Little Girlfriend. Never has a burger looked so good, and I don’t eat meat, okay. The truth drips from this hungry couple’s lips like the luscious ketchup trickling from burger to bun, to finger. Sharp wit propels this movie to its quick, surprise ending. Be there!”
The Lesbian News, July 1997

Women In Shorts : Huntington Beach Art Center and American Cinemateque
“Local filmmaker Jennifer Gentile weighs in her girl-fight-gone-bad vignette, My pretty Little Girlfriend, which showcases Gentile’s interesting stylization’s”
– Hazel-Dawn Dumper t, LA Weekly, November 1997

OC Weekly Review
“I might call it the worst film I’d seen this year if not for Jennifer Gentile’s pretentious seven minute jerkoff My Pretty Little Girlfriend, which is also on the bill that night. Both films are bitter pills…”
– GS , Orange County Weekly, November 1997