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Portrait of a Serial Monogamist

Portrait of a Serial Monogamist

Run Time: 84 Minutes




Sunday, October 11th, 2015


7:00 PM

Fortysomething Toronto TV producer, Elsie is the kind of nice Jewish girl your mother warned you about: the serial monogamist who seems to have slept with everyone in town. She has her breakup speech memorized, she’s got a cute girl in the wings (or at the coffee shop) ready for a rebound, and something about her lets you know she’s only going to break your heart. When Elsie coolly cuts it off with sweet performance artist Robyn, her friends challenge her to stay single for five months—no bars, no clubs, and (for god’s sake) no volunteer work. Seems easy, right? Enter hottie DJ Lolli, whose sexy intellect and love for adventure are impossible to ignore.

This clever and sophisticated Canadian dyke romcom with a bitchin’ pop-punk soundtrack is at turns thoughtful and fresh—spinning a new groove into the old tune that we can’t always get (back) what we want. Don’t miss the hilarious scene in the pickup section of the dog park and the funniest cat funeral you’ve ever been to. The talented ensemble cast includes the Emmy-nominated writer and performer Diane Flacks (Elsie), Vag Halen lead singer and actress Vanessa Dunn (Lolli), and artist Carolyn Taylor (QUEER AS FOLK) as Robyn. Co-directors/writers/producers Zeidler and Mitchell have earned a Best Canadian Media Award and Tony Award between them.

— Natalie Mulford

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  • Director: John Mitchell and Christina Zeidler
  • Country: Canada
  • Language: English
  • Awards: Official Selection – Closing Night Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival
    Official Selection – Frameline San Francisco Int’l LGBTQ Film Festival
    Official Selection – Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival
  • Tags: Full Feature | Sun, Oct 11th

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