GOOD KISSERDirected by Wendy Jo Carlton
Cast: Carter Rodriquez, Courtney McCullough, Julia Eringer, Kari Alison Hodge, Rachel Paulson
The third feature film by Outfest alum Wendy Jo Carlton finds lesbian couple Kate and Jenna meeting up with single Mia for a fun and sexy threesome. After some alcohol, palm reading, and heavy foreplay, the evening looks to be proceeding nicely — until it becomes clear that everyone came with completely different expectation for the evening. Now, when it all hits the fan, no one will be going home with the partner they originally planned.
All-Girl Friday After-Party, Teddy’s @ The Roosevelt Hotel, 8 pm – 1 am
Writer-director of feature films Good Kisser, Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together, and the web series Easy Abby (50 million views), Carlton directed her first feature, Hannah Free, starring Emmy-winner Sharon Gless, in 2009. Hannah Free won several audience awards and is globally distributed. Her second feature, Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together, said to be the first lesbian romance musical, won Audience and Best Feature awards, with film critic Roger Ebert giving it a glowing review. She was a recipient of the Navona Fellowship from the University of Illinois Chicago, where she earned a graduate degree in Moving Image. Her award-winning short films have screened internationally, including the American Film Institute and Sundance. Carlton founded a media literacy & filmmaking program for teen girls called Chicks make Flicks and is committed to community collaboration.