Some Prefer Cake
| Our Rating:
L Factor: Lesbian Film
Short Take: Lesbian romantic comedy about a San Francisco stand up comic with commitment problems.
Duration: 94 min
MPAA: Not Rated
|Director: Heidi Arnesen
Writer: Jeannie Kahaney
Starring: Kathleen Fontaine, Tara Howley, Desi del Valle, Machiko Saito
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‘I bet if you were to offer the average woman a choice between a nice piece of chocolate cake or sex, I guarantee you she’d go for the cake.’ So says Sydney (Tara Howley), food critic and straight best friend of Kira (Kathleen Fontaine).
Kira begs to differ as a lesbian whose active sex life consists of one night stands with women she picks up in San Francisco bars. Katie (Machiko Saito), one of her conquests dumped the next morning and repeatedly ignored, begins stalking Kira. And the next woman she meets demands a relationship, rather than just a roll in the hay. Kira doesn’t do the long term thing very well, upsetting both Robin (Desi del Valle, Desi’s Looking for a New Girl, Costa Brava) and Sydney as she figures out her life.
Unfortunately, even though Kira is a struggling stand up comic, the whole film suffers from poor comedic timing. It’s just not that funny, and it’s hard to care about Kira much at all, since she comes off as just obnoxious much of the time. FYI – Sydney does choose sex over chocolate in the end 🙂 (AB)