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'Crazy Bitches': First Look at the upcoming slasher satire

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“Each one of the girls dies a gruesome death, and the killer takes a trophy … things it turns out each girl was most stuck-up about.”

That’s the premise of this slasher horror-comedy with the pull-no-punches title of Crazy Bitches.

Written and directed by Jane Clark (who previously made the gritty, Lukas Haas drug drama Meth Head), the indie film is set for a debut at the LGBT festivals Frameline (June 26) and OutFest (July 17).

The story tracks a reunion of former sorority sisters and their “one fab gay guy” friend as they head out for a getaway in a prototypical cabin in the woods. That’s where they learn the story alluded to in the quote above, about the bad end a similar gathering had at that location years ago.

Clark tells EW the story came about when a friend got on her bad side — without even meaning to. Although the filmmaker didn’t turn murderous, she said it got her thinking about how easily friends can become enemies.

“I started thinking that we all have insecurities about how we look, how we are perceived and how we sometimes use vanity to cover them up,” Clark says. “So I built each of these girls around a perceived weakness or emotional damage, which drives them to act and say hurtful things to the friends they love … And then I killed them off.”

Clark offered this rundown of the characters:

ALICE GRACE MAJOR

Actress: Victoria Profeta

Title: Perfect Girl

Alice is a classically pretty, east coast prep type girl. Graduated with honors and married her college sweetheart, Eddie Major, right after graduation. She was working with a non-profit, when she became pregnant with her daughter, Summer Grace Major, who is now 5 and the apple of her parents’ eyes. Alice quit her job to be a full-time mother and wife, but isn’t sure how smart that was now.

EDDIE MAJOR

Actor: David Fumero

Title: Star Football Player

Eddie was a philandering bad boy until he settled down with Alice…though unbeknownst to her (we think) he still has a bit of the roving eye. Eddie is a charmer. Not smarmy, just a handsome, friendly guy, who can’t help himself.

BELINDA GRACE

Actress: Guinevere Turner

Title: Tragically Dramatic Actress

Belinda is a more delicate and theatrical version of her already delicate sister, Alice. She is an actress and a brilliant, talented, soon-to-be star, if only in her own mind. She channels Blanche DuBois and drives all the other girls nuts, but they tolerate her because Alice says they have to.

MINNIE GRACE

Actress: Liz McGeever

Title: The Good Girl

Minnie is Belinda and Alice’s younger sister. Full vegan and a lover of all thing animal, Minnie is like the team mascot — she is always taken along as a given, despite the fact that her earthy philosophies and nature are a little at odds with the group ethos.

DORRI

Actress: Nayo Wallace

Title: The Ailing Friend

Dorri majored in Business and minored in Music and is now lives in New York City. She’s Alice’s BFF and lives on a trust fund and works as a singer, headlining small lounges in the City. Dorri is quiet, hard to know, but the most solid of the bunch. She has been fighting cancer for quite a while now, but doesn’t want to be treated like a sick person so she keeps her struggle to herself.

BJ JOHNSON

Actor: Andy Gala

Title: Everyone’s Gay Best Friend

BJ is a striking, pale skinned Indian man. His pale mocha color is a source of pride and his skin is like butter. He’s resourceful and charming which he puts to use on the True Crime web-series he hosts.

TAYLOR NEWHOUSE

Actress: Samantha Colburn

Title: The Virgin Tease

Taylor is a wedding planner for the elite couples of New York City. She dresses Designer, with a capital “D”, and is always perfectly ‘done.’ Considered the standard for virginal decorum at school, known for her beauty, she is also treated as a less than bright by most of her friends — which rubs her the wrong way.

PRINCESS FAULKNER

Actress: Mary Wells

Title: The Brain

Lightly overweight, Princess is a pretty girl and vivacious, with one feature that makes her stand out — her fabulous head of long auburn hair. A space aeronatic engineer, she couldn’t have been happier, unless of course she dropped 30 pounds and found a good guy to marry. She validates herself through the sexual attention of men, even though she can run circles around most of them in the brain department.

CASSIE MOORE

Actress: Cathy DeBuono

Title: The Jock

Cassie is a gorgeous, striking, strong lesbian who is the winning volleyball coach for the University of Michigan. Her physical strength carries over into her personal will and sexual prowess and she is bound and determined to get Taylor in bed.

VIVIANA

Actress: Candis Cayne

Title: The Bombshell

Viviana is strong, aggressive, sexually confident. She is perhaps the least insecure of all the girls and the least morally conflicted.

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