Lesbian Comedy ‘Drive-Away Dolls’ In Theaters Today

The main character is still obsessed with her ex, in true lesbian fashion.

Lesbians from all over are headed to the movie theater this weekend to see the premiere of Drive-Away Dolls, a road trip lesbian comedy featuring Beanie Feldstein.

Drive-Away Dolls is directed by the Coen Brothers, and stars Coen brothers regulars alongside first-time collaborators such as Pedro Pascal, Colman Domingo, Miley Cyrus, and of course, Beanie Feldstein.

“I think any actor who identifies as female knew that this movie was coming,” Feldstein told NBC News. “There was a real energy and a wish to be a part of something like that.”

Set in 1999, Drive-Away Dolls is about two lesbians, Jamie (Margaret Qualley) and Marian (Geraldine Viswanathan), who are fed up with their lives and decide to take a road trip together. The car they end up renting contains a briefcase intended for some, admittedly incompetent, criminals. As the criminals chase them, they enlist the help of Jamie’s ex (Beanie Feldstein) who happens to be a cop.

Feldstein says that she was excited to play a literal kick-ass role, especially because “there’s something so empowering about beating up a really tall, big guy.”

“I never want to be just one thing, but I think the thing that I tend to find with the characters I’ve been lucky enough to play is that they’re all unapologetic in their own ways. They’re very singular and brazen, even in their variety of expressions,” she said. “The center of who I seem to gravitate toward are women that believe, in their core, who they are.”

Feldstein also mentioned that lesbian audiences will find truth in the humor surrounding her character’s hopeless obsession with her ex.

“It’s such a real breakup in that she’s still communicating with her and kind of goes after her to give the dog back. And Jamie calls her when she needs her,” Feldstein said. “There’s just so much funny realness to that equation in the queer community. There’s layers there that I only noticed now that I get to view the movie as an audience member.”

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