Jenny Hagel, the filmmaker/comdienne who made the Feminist Rapper webseries (see below), released a new short comedy film online this week.
“Tech support” is about a woman who falls in love with the girl on the other end of a long tech support phone call–and what happens when she drops that call.
“Tech Support” has appeared at various film festivals and has won prizes, including:
- “Best Lesbian Short” at the Hamburg International Queer Film Festival (Germany. Yes, Germany.)
- “Audience Award” at the Pittsburgh International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
- “Best Short Film” at the Fresno Reel Pride LGBT Film Festival
- Shortlist at the Iris Prize Festival (UK)
- It’s also scheduled to play at a bunch of movie theaters in Germany. (Who knew the Germans were so into lesbian comedy?)
Although I’m not sure this is how computers or love works, I enjoyed such double entendres as:
“You’re putting it in the wrong hole.”
and the following exchange:
Tech Support Lady: “Why did you get dumped?”
Regular Lady: “Foot fungus. [Beat.] And I never said, ‘I love you.’”
After you watch “Tech Support,” watch the three episodes of “Feminist Rapper”:
Feminist Rapper 1: A Lady Made That
A dumpy professor transforms herself into a ghetto fabulous rap star to convince people to care about feminism. When she’s finished rapping…they still don’t care. Episode 1: Professor Hannah Scott convinces her students to care about women’s contributions–by contributing rhymes to their faces.
Man: “Sandra Day O’Conner is an important chick lady judge from history…seriously, this bitch is for real.”
Feminist Rapper Episode 2: Real Ladies Fight Back
Episode 2: Prof. Scott convinces a woman to stand up to her abusive husband…with a rap about lady warriors from history.
Dude Rapper: “Yeah, but doesn’t ‘no’ mean ‘yes?’”
Feminist Rapper: “For my full answer to that read my master’s thesis.”
“Nothing solves real-life problems like academic theory.”
Wife: “Women can’t fight men and win.”
Feminist Rapper: “They can if they harness their lower-body strength.”
Feminist Rapper Episode 3: This Is What A Feminist Looks Like
Episode 3: Professor Scott tries to get out of being mugged with some feminist discourse…and a bad-ass rap video.
“At night, I teach immigrant women to use condoms.”
“You wear pants when you ride a bike: newsflash, this is a what a feminist looks like.”
“You don’t owe a guy sex just because he bought you a pie.”
(Watch more videos and read her writing on Jenny’s website.)