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When Cuban-American filmmaker Anna
Margarita Albelo realised she had sacri-
ficed her love-life in order to pursue her
career, she decided to use this notion for the ba-
sis of a new work – a feature film that would star
a lesbian cast and pay homag e to a classic Albee
play, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
The resulting script has attracted a who’s who
of the out lesbian community – including Tam-
my Lyn Michaels, (Popular, DEBS) Guinevere
Turner, (L Wo r d ) Brigit McManus (McManus-
land) and even reality TV star, Whitney Mixter
(Real L Word).
A heartfelt dark comedy, Who’s Afraid of Va-
gina Wolf is described as “the coming of age tale”
of a 40 year old Cuban-American filmmaker.
Abelo says it is “ both intensely personal and
universal in its exploration of the search for love,
purpose and the midlife existential crisis”.
The film’s logline sums up the plot thus: The
day after her 40th birthday, a filmmaker who’s
sacrificed her love life for her career realises she has
neither decides to embark on adapting an all-fe-
male parody of “ Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ?”
Abelo, a queer film festival veteran – seems the
perfect choice to helm this semi-autobiographi-
cal movie. Her film pedigree includes work on
both sides of the camera and ranges from nar-
rative and documentary to experimental fiction
and comedy sketches. Abelo’s work has aired on
Canal Plus, ARTE, Pink TV, MCM, Paris Pre-
mier, and Q-TV. She has participated in over 25
renowned international film festivals, includ-
ing Sundance Film Festival as a speaker on the
panel on Gay Television organised by the Queer
Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf is to begin filming
on July 18 in Los Angeles, however Abelo and
her production partners are still seeking comple-
tion funds. If you’d like to assist in fundraising
efforts, you can find out more from the film’s
facebook page and website.
Check back with us in the next issue for an
update from the set.
Become a friend of the production at facebook.
More info: Vaginawolf.com
A classic work gets a rejig with
an all lesbian cast, themes and
Who’s afraid of
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