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Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (Special Edition DVD)

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Product Description

This Sundance indie romantic comedy hit and sci-fi B-movie spoof follows the adventures and misadventures of three lesbian space aliens sent to Earth on a mission to save their planet by visiting New York's gay dating scene. Two of the aliens unwittingly fall in love with each other, but the third meets a mild-mannered Earthling while two government agents closely track their romance.

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The Special Edition DVD comes packed with extras, including a Behind the Scenes at Sundance webcast, Cast and Crew Commentary, writer/director Madeleine Olnek's short films Hold Up (Official Sundance Selection 2006) and Countertransference (Official Sundance Selection 2009), and more. Also includes closed captions for the hearing impaired.

Review

A hilarious date movie for couples of all orientations. Tongue firmly in cheek, Madeleine Olnek's lesbian sci-fi comedy lovingly spoofs the black-and-white B-movies of yesteryear. Sure to become a staple of festival midnight-movie programs --Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter

In 'Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same,' Madeleine Olnek's witty ode to urban love and shoestring sci-fi, a lonely Manhattanite and an exiled extraterrestrial find inter-species contentment...this enormously likable movie keeps sexual politics on the back burner and the universal search for connection front and center...A clever subplot involving the odd-couple relationship of two government agents - as well as actual news footage of a 2010 UFO scare in Chelsea - cements the lighthearted tone. Ed Wood would have been proud. --Jeanette Catsoulis, The New York Times

Sweet, funny, clever comedy...'Codependent' could pass as a family film, given the right family. The pic's seat-of-the-pants aesthetic recalls 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' and the interplanetary paranoia of its genre; the odd-couple romance (and a scene near the Queensboro Bridge) suggests Woody Allen's 'Manhattan'; the parallel storyline of two governments agents is a little bit 'X-Files.' But Olnek's sensibility is singular, and the work of the cast -- notably the sweet-faced Haas and the hilariously robotic Ziegler -- make for a movie that seeks, and earns, affection. --John Anderson, Variety

Product Details

  • Actors: Lisa Haas, Jackie Monahan, Susan Ziegler, Alex Karpovsky
  • Directors: Madeleine Olnek
  • Format: Multiple Formats, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Space Aliens LLC
  • DVD Release Date: December 15, 2012
  • Run Time: 76 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00ACTNWR2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #157,632 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By S. Zales on December 23, 2012
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Charming smart touching oddball comedy. I laughed out loud many times. Well-written, well-directed, and well-acted. Really looking forward to Madeleine Olnek's next feature. Her short film, Countertransference, is just as good.
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There was not one thing about this I didn't love, from the fact that Jane just didn't notice Zoinks was an alien to the low-key gas-lighting, abuse about donuts between the federal agents (well, the "federal agents"). But most of all: HOW DID THEY KEEP STRAIGHT FACES DURING THE DANCING SCENE? Much LOLing from me. Highly recommended.
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Other than black and white I was not surprised by this well thought out play. It had no special effects to speak of and often the language was stilted but it carried a message that it is ok to believe even though no one else can. Love does play a part here and after taking a hit for ruining the atmosphere it makes a quick recovery. This movie needs to be viewed with an open mind and taken for what it is which is just a message of joy.
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In this spoof of classic Sci-Fi films of the 50′s, three alien women from the planet Zots visit Earth in an effort to rid themselves of romantic feelings, which are destroying the ozone layer of their own planet. Zoinx (Susan Ziegler) immediately begins courting stationary clerk Jane (Lisa Haas) who seems to be unaware that Zoinx is indeed an alien. Despite a variety of mishaps, and unorthodox alien customs, Zoinx and Jane fall in love.

Fellow aliens Zylar (Jackie Monahan) and Barr (Cynthia Kaplan) try their hand at the urban dating world, but after several unsuccessful attempts at dating earthling women, they fall into a relationship with each other. All the while, `men in black' are keeping an eye on the alien women from a distance.

Madeleine Olnek has created a hilarious satire of the pitfalls experienced in the NYC dating scene, while making an obvious nod to Ed Wood and 1950′s B movies with the film's black and white portrayal and suitably cheesy props.

The interactions between Zoinx and Jane are particularly humorous (imagine a lesbian version of `Mork and Mindy') as Jane tries to work out Zoinx's strange mating practices and forms of affection.

Chris Alderson
Author of the 2013 Lesbian Film Guide
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This movie was amazingly imaginative. It fondly spoofed the B movie science fiction movies of the 50s. It added some zest and a bit of lesbianism into the stew and came up with something entirely original. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I wasn't expecting it to be nearly as much fun as it was.
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A must see!! I saw this movie with friends at a film festival a few years ago, and we never stopped laughing throughout the whole movie. Madeleine Olnek is an extremely talented director!! Two thumbs up!!
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i couldn't resist the title, we watched an excerpt and rented it immediately. it was a laugh out loud farce of the 50s space movies.

wonderful cinematography, acting and humor. it's worth a watch.
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"Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same" is a hilarious spoof of classic space dramas with something extra. I've seen it twice already.
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