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Director  Madeleine Olnek
Music director  Dan Bartfield
Country  United States
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Adventure, Comedy
Language  English
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Release date  August 9, 2013 (2013-08-09) (Sundance)
Writer  Lisa Haas, Jackie Monahan, Madeleine Olnek
Initial release  August 9, 2013 (Los Angeles)
Screenplay  Madeleine Olnek, Lisa Haas, Jackie Monahan
Cast  Lisa Haas (Margaret), Jackie Monahan (Jo), Susan Ziegler (Kinky Republican Lady), Alex Karpovsky (The Mumbling Erotic Accessory Salesman / CNN Executive), Dennis Davis (Margaret's Brother), Rae C. Wright (The Jittery Cancelling Businesswoman Client)
Similar movies  Knock Knock, The Voyeur, Django Unchained, Hold On Tight, A Man Comes Home, Forrest Gump

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The Foxy Merkins is an American comedy film directed by Madeleine Olnek and the lowest budget narrative feature in the Sundance 2014 film festival. The film had its world premiere at Sundance NEXT Weekend on August 9, 2013 and later screened at 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2014. It had its international premiere at the Moscow International Film Festival on June 25, 2014, selected for screening despite the hostile climate towards LGBT people in Russia.


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The film had its theatrical release December 5, 2014 in Brooklyn, NY, presented by the Independent Film Project (IFP).

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Margaret is a down-on-her-luck hooker in training, who meets up with Jo, a beautiful and self-assured grifter from a wealthy family and an expert on servicing women, even as she considers herself proudly heterosexual.


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  • Lisa Haas as Margaret
  • Jackie Monahan as Jo
  • Alex Karpovsky as The Mumbling Erotic Accessory Salesman/CNN Executive
  • Susan Ziegler as Kinky Republican Lady
  • Sally Sockwell as Eloise
  • Deb Margolin as The MFA Drama Student
  • Dennis Davis as Margaret’s brother
  • Diane Ciesla as Jo’s mother
  • Rae C Wright as the jittery cancelling businesswoman
  • Reception

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    The Foxy Merkins received generally positive reviews from critics. Mark Adams, chief film critic of Screen International, wrote, "The film, though clearly micro-budget and at times acted with enthusiasm rather than precision, is a gentle charmer and punctuated with some delightful dialogue and set-piece sequences." Dennis Harvey of Variety, said in his review that "This equally absurdist exercise gets off to a good start portraying an unlikely Manhattan prostitution trade in homeless but well-educated females serving closeted lesbian socialites." Emma Myers an “aspiring writer” at Sundance as part of a critic training program at Indiewire graded the film C- and wrote, ""The Foxy Merkins" has all the right ingredients to please Olnek's niche audience. Unfortunately, after a truly hilarious and fresh first act, the film can no longer sustain its premise.” In contrast, Peter Knegt, a senior editor at Indiewire, praised the film as “Downright hilarious,” naming it one of "10 Great LGBT Films From This Year's Sundance Film Festival" and also one of "8 Queer Women Films to Watch in 2014." Stephen Holden from the NY Times wrote about The Foxy Merkins “One of its charms is its cheerful demolition of female stereotypes, gay and straight” and called it “sly” “funny” and “sweet.”

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    Justin Lowe in his review for The Hollywood Reporter said of star and co-writer Lisa Haas, "Haas, who also played the lead in Codependent, reprises a similar, wide-eyed role, but is so effective at drawing out some of the film’s more ridiculously awkward moments that it’s hard to imagine any established actress outdoing her."."

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