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Fishnet – Award Winning Feature Film

FISHNET (2010) 84 mins
Written and Directed by: Brian Pelletier

As the clothes come off… the bullets fly.

Trixie (Rebekah Kochan) and Sulie (Jillian Easton) are not only two of Los Angeles’ hottest burlesque dancers, they are also girlfriends. One night after the show, the girls witness a mob-hit. Trixie tries to be a heroine but instead ends up shooting one of the mobsters. This sends the girls running to Sulie’s parents’ home in Texas under this facade of being roommates.

In an effort to earn some money to return home, the girls start a burlesque show at a local truck stop. Not the best way to stay incognito. After a rough start, the show takes off and becomes the hottest thing to hit Texas since Charlene Tilton on Dallas. This not only causes a big controversy in a little town but it also sends the mob, the police, and the media after them.

While all of this is going on, the girls are still living at Sulie’s parents’ house as roommates. Helen (Carol Lurie), Sulie’s mother, starts to get suspicious and one night catches the girls sharing an intimate moment. This leads to the girls getting kicked out of the house and realizing they will soon have to face the demons waiting for them back in LA.

All of this leads to an intense third act when it all goes down at the truck stop. As the clothes come off, the bullets fly.

This is director Brian Pelletier’s first feature film. It was shot in just ten days on an almost non-existent budget. This project could not have happened without the amazing support from the cast and production crew.


PRESS

Fishnet is an outrageous burlesque-fueled romp that combines elements of Thelma and Louise and Sister Act, with a camp factor approaching near-John Waters levels. With a delightfully over-the-top cast and a plot that would ale any 80s screenwriter proud, it’s the goofiest lesbian movie this side of Better Than Chocolate. It’s also one of the most fun, with a surprisingly touching story tucked behind all the jokes and theatrical posturing.” – Danielle Riendeau, MTV Logo’s AfterEllen.com

You have to love a film in which a character responds to a semi-accidental shooting with, ‘Didn’t you learn anything from Phil Spector?’ That’s just the beginning of the fun in Brian Pelletier’s comedy, Fishnet.” – Sarah Boslaugh, PlaybackSTL.com

The chemistry between Trixie and Sulie sparkles, and the dance numbers (which account for about a quarter of the film’s run time) are fabulous. Coming off like a burlesque-fueled lesbian take on Sister Act, Fishnet is camp, colorful, over-the-top fun… covered in glitter.” – Out Takes New Zealand Film Festival

I can see Fishnet developing a cult following… For this expectation, an audience may just eat Fishnet up. Only time will tell.” – Travis Keune, WeAreMovieGeeks.com

Sorry Lesbians! We should have plugged Fishnet! Several ladies have expressed outrage over our roundup of the ten best films to watch at this year’s LGBT film festivals, and now that we’ve done a little research we can say that, whoops, we totally should have bumped that list up to eleven best films.” – Matt Baume, Queerty.com

For a low-budget quickie it’s got nice acting, good photography and several enjoyable dance numbers.” – Steve Warren, GA Voice


CAST AND CREW

Trixie – Rebekah Kochan
Sulie – Jillian Easton
Helen – Carol Lurie
Angela – Meg McLeod
Mary Lou – Melanie Devaney
Annie – Patricia Villetto
Lady Jeanette – Emma Messenger
Olga – Zabeth Russell
Vinny – Michael Cohen
Tony – Armen Torosyan
Officer Dick – Conor Lane
George – Ken Wolt
Junior – Nathan Hall
Brett – Dante Roma
Earl – Mac Fite
Chuck – Franklin Archer White
Peggy – Sandy Issa Balat
Vivian Wong – Starr Session
Cowboy – Nickropolis
Vixie – Annie McCain-Engman
Pixie – Brooke Webber
Lexie – Janell Burgess
Teresa – Jewel of Denial
Nicol – Nicole Jonya Showalter

Brian Pelletier – Writer/Director/Producer
Janell Stringham – Associate Producer
Bethany Ward Lawe – Choreographer
Crystal Schultea – Costume Designer
Mark Andrews – Makeup Department Head
Amanda McCarthy – Key Hair/Makeup
Matty Beautiful – Makeup Artist
Ryan Moulton – Gaffer / Sound Recordist
Stephen Viens – Original Music
Greg Sartino – Score Mixer
Graham Ward – Percussion
Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade – Featured Musical Artist
Melanie Devaney – Featured Musical Artist
Russell Dauterman – Graphic Artist
Don Bodin – Still Photographer

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