My Summer Lair featuring Pat Mills 2 (Don’t Talk to Irene)
Published on: September 5 2017
My Summer Lair Chapter #53: Feeling Clueless Seeking Your Next Teen Movie?
Pat Mills welcome back to My Summer Lair.
The always charming typically suspender clad Pat is the writer and director of Don’t Talk to Irene a teen movie! Yes Guy! Dude rocked Guidance couple years back at TIFF (about a highly irreverent guidance counsellor so yeah another teen movie). This new feature is also about an outsider: “Irene is 16, fat, friendless and tired of being a loser. She’s determined that this year is going to be different—Irene is going to become a cheerleader.” Amazing.
Starring Geena Davis, Scott Thompson (YES!) and Michelle McLeod as Irene! (Michelle is freshtastic! High five for her performance!) Behold Don’t Talk to Irene’s trailer:
So good; Soul Good. Wonderfully gay (Geena Davis LOL!); lots of heart and guts and strong writing. During our talk Pat dropped a solid line that I jokingly suggested should be the movie’s tagline: “This is Me: I’m fat and I’m a cheerleader…go fuck yourself.” The beautiful anthem of every outsider; teen or otherwise.