Though a forced philosophical thread—the belief that outcasts all have an “inner fat girl” that must be embraced—runs through it, this feature film from 22-year-old writer, director and star Ash Christian is still a sweetly compelling treat. Rodney Miller (the spot-on Christian) is an awkward, show-tune–loving high-school queen who lives with his God-fearing parents in small-town Texas. Bright spots include his obese, extroverted best friend, Sabrina (the slightly over-the-top Fink), and his English teacher (Tarnation’s Caouette). While Rodney’s parental drama is not fully developed, the gay themes are played out beautifully.
Friday April 28 2006
Cast and crew
Ash Christian Jonathan Caouette Ashley Fink Robin De Jesus