SWC movie opening early in LGBT festivals

Strangers with Candy fans in San Francisco and New York have a chance to see the movie before the rest of us, according to the eagle-eyed Crafty Beaver.

According to the Indiewire blog, the movie will be featured at the 18th edition of NewFest, New York’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Film Festival, on June 1, 2006. The NewFest web site promises to have more info on May 15.


When the cult television hit “Strangers with Candy” was taken off the air, a cry of sadness was heard throughout the land; the news brought grown men to their knees and made newborn babies explode. Well, let the healing begin! The long-awaited film version is ready for its coming-out party. The cast and writers from the original series are reunited for this prequel, which takes us back to when our hero, Jerri Blank (Amy Sedaris), emerges from her long prison stay. Frameline will present Strangers With Candy (along with a not-to-be-missed Jerri Blank look-a-like contest) on Thursday, June 22nd, at the CinéArts @ the Empire, the Festival’s new venue just through the MUNI tunnel from the Castro Theatre.