Evie Harris (Jack Plotnick) is a washed-up, alcoholic, aging C-List actress (star of kinescope, stage, television, and film in such works as the TV special Christmas Evie, vaudeville-era appearances promoting 'Dr. Vim's Miracle Elixir,' Court TV: Celebrities Who Kill, Tabitha and the sad 1970s disaster epic Asteroid [tagline: 'Earth Might Get Crushed!']). She lives in a tackily out-of-style bungalow with Coco (Clinton Leupp), a homely, lonely, doormat of a spinster who carries a torch for the handsome young doctor who performed her abortion years ago.
Evie's life is turned upside-down by the arrival of a new roommate, Varla Simonds (Jeffery Roberson), the voracious, starry-eyed daughter of Evie's rival, late actress Marla Simonds (whose claims to fame included playing Chesty on Fill Her Up, the short-lived but widely acclaimed spinoff of C.P.O. Sharkey, and almost being cast as the lead in "Asteroid" before Evie captured that "breakout" role). Evie acts very competitive around Varla, especially as she recognizes the growing chemistry between the young up-and-comer and her sweet, handsome and microscopically endowed son and "ambulance chasing" lawyer, Stevie (Ron Mathews). When Varla snags a plum starring role in commercials for "Bizzy Gal dinners," tensions and jealousies amongst the three women reach a boiling point and treachery soon rears its ugly head.Jack Plotnick - Evie Harris
Clinton Leupp - Coco Peru
Jeffery Roberson - Varla Simonds/Marla Simonds
Ron Mathews - Stevie Harris
Eric Stonestreet - Dr. Benson
Hamilton von Watts - Laurent
Dana Gould - Jeff
Chad Lindsey - Dr. Perfect
In a 2008 interview, Leupp said that the origin of the film was a drag event benefit co-hosted by Plotnick and himself. Leupp noted, "we were such a hit that everyone said we should do something else together. Out of that we created Girls Will Be Girls. We decided we needed that third person — the formula is Varla makes Evie crazy, Evie starts acting out and ends up hurting Coco." He went on to say that Day had originally written the movie as a situation comedy for Showtime, but the network had passed on it at the last minute, so it was made as a film "hoping that the new gay networks would be interested."
The three leads shared the Best Actor Grand Jury Award at Outfest 2003 and "Best Actress" honors at the 2003 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.
Girls Will Be Girls was released on Region 1 DVD on March 16, 2004.
A spin-off web series starring Plotnick, Leupp, and Roberson appeared on YouTube on December 6, 2007, starting with the holiday sketch, "Christmas Evie," featuring Tom Lenk.
The first official episode of the internet shorts, "The Jizz Party" premiered on December 21, 2007. The series continues the story of the three women after the events of the film. Coco has divorced her husband and moved back in with Evie, and is going through life as a single mother. Early in the series, Varla is experiencing a backlash of fame: she is being stalked by someone she considers undesirable.
Episodes:The Jizz Party (December 21, 2007) - featuring Jay Johnston as Bill
Delivering Coco Part I (February 5, 2008) - featuring Scott Thompson as Coco's mother
Delivering Coco Part II (March 14, 2008) - featuring Scott Thompson as Coco's mother
Girl Stalk, Part I (March 27, 2008)
Girl Stalk, Part II (June 2, 2008) - noted as being the season finale
"Girl Stalk" was re-edited and featured on YouTube in 6 smaller parts; however, there is no additional content.
A sequel was filmed in 2012. Funding was raised via Kickstarter. There were various perks that came along with each sum donated. A Tumblr page has been created documenting the progress of the film. No release date has been announced.