The Foxy Merkins

Monday, March 9, 2020, 21:30, Tel Aviv Cinematheque
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The Foxy Merkins
Dir: Madeleine Olnek
Produced by: Madeleine Olnek, Laura Terruso
Cast: Gian Maria Annovi, Nuotama Bodomo, Diane Ciesla
USA, 2013, 81 minutes. English without subtitles

Margaret is a down-on-her-luck lesbian hooker in training. She meets Jo, a beautiful, self-assured grifter from a wealthy family and an expert on picking up women, even as she considers herself a card-carrying heterosexual. The duo hit the streets where they encounter bargain-hunting housewives, double-dealing conservative women, husky-voiced seductresses, mumbling erotic accessory salesmen and shopaholic swingers. Navigating the bizarre fetishes and sexual needs of their “dates” brings into focus the hilarious and pathetic disparity between the two hookers, as fellow travelers who will share the road together but only for a while.