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REELING: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival

Seeking Dolly Parton

Directed by Michael Worth

USA / 2015 / 97 mins / English


Cerina and her girlfriend, Charlie, decide it’s time to have a baby together. When the prospect of getting a sperm donor on-line becomes too strange for them, Cerina and Charlie turn to their struggling gay friend John for the help. His initial flattery quickly turns into fear and he backs out. Despondent over his change of heart, Cerina comes up with an even stranger proposition: using her ex-boyfriend Josh as the donor. The pair track down her ex, an artist living in a nearby coastal town, and eventually convince him to move into their house in Berkeley for a few days during the insemination process. But they all quickly discover that some feelings in life don’t always go away with time. And as the two women move into a new stage in their life, they must both confront the effort it takes to leave their unresolved past lives behind. Kacey Barnfield and Anya Monzikova star along with Michael Worth, who also wrote and makes his feature debut with this sexy romantic drama and crowd-pleaser, which, incidentally, has nothing to do with Dolly Parton!