Violet Tendencies is a gay romantic comedy by director Casper Andreas and writer Jesse Archer starring Mindy Cohn (Natalie from “The Facts of Life”). The film has been making its rounds on the gay film festivals circuit since last spring and was even given a limited release in theaters at the end of 2010. The reviews have also been somewhat favorable.
Here’s a synopsis from the movie’s Web site:
Violet Tendencies tells the tale of Manhattan’s most fabulous fruit fly! At nearly 40, Violet (Mindy Cohn) is the racy, fun-loving belle of the ball. She spends her nights as royalty, but when the party ends she always heads home alone. While her co-worker Riley (Sam Whitten) struggles with his baby-crazy boyfriend Markus (Casper Andreas), and her roommate Luke (Jesse Archer) tackles monoga-mania, Violets romantic life is one big bellyflop. Realizing shes at a certain age and still single, Violet is at a crossroads. In the fast-paced world of high fashion PR where she works, Riley tells her she need only seek out a straight male version of herself – the mythical “Fag Stag”. But the glamorous guru Salome (Kim Allen) gives her conflicting advice. To nab a man, she insists, Violet must abandon her gay boys once and for all. When Violet arrives home from yet another disastrous date to find Luke has organized a gay sex party in her bedroom, she decides Salome may be right. In order to get a prized man of her own, Violet strikes out on a hilarious quest to change the woman she is. Chasing love at all costs, she may find it in the most unlikely of places.
Based on the trailer (bel0w) it looks like Cohn is delightful center of attention as unnecessary camp explodes around her. But it looks like it follows the conventions of a typical romantic comedy (with a large dose of raunchy), and my love for chick flicks just can say no.
Violet Tendencies is set for a May 24th DVD release. You can pre-order the film here. You can also watch it now on iTunes, Amazon.com or through your cable’s Video on Demand.
Here’s the trailer: