First Look: ‘Women in Trouble’
Women in Trouble. The very title catches your eye and automatically steers you to the B-List Exploitation movies that Sybil Danning made famous in the 1970s and 1980s. But, this is a new film with a B+/A- cast complete with Carla Gugino (Watchmen), Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights), Connie Britton (Spin City), Marley Shelton (Eleventh Hour), Cameron Richardson (12 Miles of Bar Road), Garcelle Beauvais (NYPD Blue), Caitlin Keats (Kill Bill Vol. 2), Paul Cassell (Brothers & Sisters), and Elizabeth Berkley (Showgirls).
The film has been written and directed by Snakes on a Plane’s Sebastian Gutierrez. The official synopsis says, ‘A serpentine day in the life of ten seemingly disparate women: a porn star, a flight attendant, a psychiatrist, a masseuse, a bartender, a pair of call girls, etc. All of them with one crucial thing in common. Trouble.”
Gugino headlines as a porn actress, Elektra Luxxx, and Luxxx has begun a blog, talking about the film and its characters.
The film held a poster contest over at worth1000 and we show you the winning one-sheet although the Gato Negro Production lacks a distributor and release date. At that site, they expand on the premise by saying, “This is a sexy, sophisticated comedy that tracks one day in the lives of ten different women: a porn star, a psychiatrist, a flight attendant, a housewife, a masseuse, two call girls, etc… The stories interconnect. The tone is playful, smart and witty — funny, but not broad or slapstick. It is racy without being exploitative. It celebrates women. In essence, it’s a women’s picture that men will enjoy. The picture, starring several well known actors and actresses (age range 25-40), will be on the festival circuit; the poster will be used as a main selling tool. This is not a ‘safe’ studio picture, this is a crowd pleasing indie movie — so be bold!”
When the first pictures of Gugino hit the net this week, it caught our attention and we share the results of our research.