A queer romantic comedy exploring the intersection between sexuality and fantasy through the eyes of two closeted teenage girls, from Spring Lamb
Nina and Noa are 17 and wasting their youth on flashcards and fantasies about their teachers. They’ve never been to a party, they’ve never been kissed, and they’re absolutely never going to admit that they fancy each other. That is, until they start writing a Hollywood romance, inventing a fantasy world of lust, betrayal, and sexy cowboys. But, while making fun of all the classic teen romance clichés, they begin to realise that the real love story might have been under their noses the whole time…
Spring Lamb presents Cowboys & Lesbians, a queer romantic comedy which examines the intersection between sexuality and fantasy through the eyes of two closeted teenage girls, highlighting just how much the stories we consume affect the ones we tell about ourselves. Writer and director Billie Esplen writes from her own experiences, coming to terms with her sexuality while at school and disentangling her own feelings from the traditional romantic narratives fed to us in popular culture. She has whipped this up into a fruity, parody coming-of-age film set on a ranch in the US, Russian dolled inside a love story starring two sarcastic British teenagers.
- RUNNING TIME1hr 15mins
- AGE RECOMMENDATION14+
- VENUEThe Wardrobe Theatre
Sensitivity Warning: includes parody characters who embody tropes of toxic masculinity including allusions to homophobia, violent behaviour and domestic violence.