Posted by: fudgie99 | March 26, 2009

Itty Bitty Titty Committee

ittybitty1Jamie Babbitt, the director of this movie, stated in the making of the movie that she saw it as “an educational tool for young girls.” Maybe that was the problem-too much education.

It follows Anna, an out lesbian working as a plastic surgeon’s secretary, whose life has just taken a turn for the worse. Her girlfriend dumps her and she doesn’t get into college (does this make her 18, because that really makes what’s to follow kind of sketchy). Her family does seem completely cool with her being queer- talking about it openly and inviting her girlfriend to the wedding.

Enter Sadie, the head of the C.I.A (Clits in Action) spray painting the plastic surgeon’s clinic. She invites Anna to a meeting and she miraculously shows up. Now we meet “the gang”- there’s bitchy Shulie, a recovering lawyer, smart mouth feminist; artist Meat, who is quiet and serious, and Aggie, my personal favorite, a trannie boy skateboarder gentleman.

They plan “projects” to get people’s attention, and the ideas the movie floats out are amusing- making you think about advertising and how it focusses on skeleton skinny women with big boobs. The action of it was interesting, all the processing about it- not so much.

Just as Sadie is cozying up to Anna (and bringing her to her knees with her sultry voice), you meet Sadie’s girlfriend- a much older woman (40’s? 50’s?) who was her teacher at Smith College (of course she was). Wait, does that mean Sadie is 22-23 and Anna is 18? Not to be a stickler about age or anything, just wondering. Apparently, Meat tells Anna, Sadie chronically cheats on Courtney, but never leaves her.

What bugs me about Sadie, is she gives lots of reasons for staying with Courtney, but not the most obvious- money. Wouldn’t we all love to galavant around subverting the system- but someone has to pay the rent, buy groceries, have health insurance. Don’t hold yourself up as little miss independence, if you’re really little miss “I got me a sugar momma.”

Anna transforms herself into as much of an alienating bitch as possible, even to her loving family. Does being a feminist involve being self centered and rude to those who have loved and supported you? Again, just curious.

For various reasons, the C.I.A. falls apart, until Anna saves it with the ultimate crazy scheme. Blah, blah- happily ever after.

There were things I liked about this movie For example, when Shulie starts dating Calvin (Daniela See, being rather unMax like) even though all her friends assume she is straight, all she says is “dykes are such closeminded bitches.” When Anna gets drunk and sleeps with Aggie, and she wakes up to breakfast in bed and a rose, just to rush out after Sadie, my heart went out to Aggie. I also liked how you got to know what happened to each character after the movie, which must of meant I cared about them a little. I think the problem was, I cared about the two main characters least of all, and was much more interested in Shulie, Aggie and Meat.

There are two dueling sex scenes between Shulie and Calvin, and Sadie and Anna, that were pretty hot- lots of tongue, some nice breasts, and a little spanking- in case you’re interested in that kind of thing when making movie selections.

There were multiple queer celebrity sightings if you saw “But I’m a cheerleader” or “the L word”. Guinever Turner (or Alice’s ex girlfriend last seen sleeping with Papi) shows up as a talk show host. Clea Duval is giving a concert at a lesbian bar.  Melanie Linsky (also in Cheerleader and Alice’s crush from her talk show) goes in for a boob job. Even Courtney’s coworker was one of the gay guys in Cheerleader- it’s a small, queer world after all.

I know I should want to be more educated about women’s rights, and it is shocking that Mississippi only ratified the 19th amendment in 1984, but one viewing was plenty.

2 stars- no second date

Favorite lines

itty-bitty-titty-commitee_s600x600“I read the lesbian hand book from cover to cover and it doesn’t say anything about make up.”

“It’s like Christmas, except for your boobs.”

“It’s hell to be utterly boring to the person you’re having sex with.”

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