Monday, February 21, 2011

Girl Walks Into a Bar

No joke... It used to be that a movie that went "straight to video" was a signal that the studio lacked confidence in its commercial potential. So what does it mean when it goes straight to YouTube?

You’ll be able to view the film at no cost on YouTube on March 11th, the same day it premieres at the South by Southwest Film Festival. Interestingly, that’s the same date that Elektra Luxx, director Sebastian Gutierrez’s other current film, opens in theaters.

The official plot synopsis describes a group of apparent strangers over one night across ten bars throughout Los Angeles. A dentist's plan to kill his wife unknowingly sets off a chain of events through lounges, bars, strip clubs & even a nudist ping pong club... It's L.A.!

Whether the ten interconnected vignettes can build to a cohesive finish is one provocative question. The meaning of an Internet debut and what happens after the initial online exposure are two more.