Itty Bitty, The Movie by Anna Romer / photos by Nico Turner
If your film has won six awards from six different film festivals, including winner of the Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature Film in the SXSW Film Festival, chances are good that you’re not going to have opening night jitters for your Los Angeles Premiere. (photo. imdb)
Jamie Babbit and the stars of her latest offering, The Itty Bitty Titty Committee arrived gorgeous, relaxed and excited Monday night at the Laemmle’s Sunset 5. With flashbulbs flashing constantly and a long line of interviewers awaiting them, everyone took their time to graciously answer questions.
When asked what she thought about being incredibly envied because she made out with Daniela Sea in the movie, Carly Pope jokingly said, “Trust me, everyone out there has a better chance than me with Daniela!”
Of course not all questions were about girls kissing girls.
“I’m excited because the public finally gets to see what we’ve known, the best kept secret in Hollywood. And I’m so spoiled. We love Jamie. I love her. She represents the women so well, knows what she’s doing and keeps a warm environment on the set,” enthused J. Karen Thomas.
“It’s a little scary when you think a movie like this could possibly not find distribution, you know?” said Nicole Vicius, echoing a common thought that evening. “That’s on my mind, especially when I think of all the stuff that’s out there that’s mainstream. I mean it’s stuff that isn’t as thought provoking or challenging as this.”
“I’m pretty excited because a lot of my friends haven’t seen the movie yet and they are finally getting to see it tonight.” Jamie Babbit said with an impressive amount of calm. She told me she was appreciative of all the attention the film has gotten thus far but that we still needed to get the word out as much as possible. “Support the film, support efforts like this so that we can do more. You know, the more that people come out to see this film, the more it sends a message that these films are wanted and needed.”
Inside the theater, Ms. Babbit reiterated the need to support projects such as these and then thanked all those who made it possible, including her partner and producer of the film, Andrea Sperling.
Then the film began to excited applause. Of course some people in