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A woman tries to distance herself from her gay friends in an effort to land a straight boyfriend.

Director: Casper Andreas

Writer: Jesse Archer (screenplay)

Release Date: 27 May 2010 (Connecticut Gay and Lesbian Film Festival)
9 June 2010 (Seattle International Film Festival)
10 July 2010 (Outfest Film Festival)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Storyline: This provocative, heartfelt gay comedy stars Mindy Cohn (The Facts of Life) as fabulous fag-hag Violet who grapples with her own single-dom amidst her gaggle of gay boyfriends.

Casper Andreas and Jesse Archer are back with their third film together. Spinning off some of the characters from their first two films SLUTTY SUMMER and A FOUR LETTER WORD, this new comedy is provocative, hilarious and heart-felt!

In VIOLET TENDENCIES, Violet (Mindy Cohn, THE FACTS OF LIFE), is the last of the fag hags, loved, but lonely.While her co-worker Riley struggles with his baby-crazy boyfriend Markus and her roommate Luke tackles monogo-mania, Violet’s love life is one big bellyflop. Realizing she’s at a certain age and still singe, Violet is at a crossroads.

On the advice of a glamorous guru, Violet decides to leave all her gay boyfriends to find a man of her own. In self-imposed exile, she strikes out on a hilarious quest to change who she is.

But Violet discovers that you don’t have to change the person you are to get what you want. With humor and hysteria, VIOLET TENDENCIES tells you the true meaning of family.

@Amazon: Violet Tendencies (2010)
@Wolfe Video

Cast (in credits order)
Mindy Cohn ... Violet
Marcus Patrick ... Zeus
Jesse Archer ... Luke
Samuel Whitten ... Riley
Casper Andreas ... Markus
Kim Allen ... Salome
Adrian Armas ... Darian
Armand Anthony ... Vern
Dennis Hearn ... Bradleigh
Andrea Cirie ... Donna
Sophia Lamar ... Larice
Hilary Elliot ... Marjorie Max
Margret R.R. Echeverria ... Audrey
Shari Albert ... Ashley
Michael Scott ... Stephen Miser
Michelle Akeley ... Darian's Receptionist
Christopher L. Graves ... Mike
John-Patrick Driscoll ... The Mailman
Michael Cornacchia ... Donnie the Waiter
Jonathan Chang ... Andre
Brandon Gill ... J Flame
Ben Pamies ... Gerald
J.R. Rolley ... Derek
Sonja Rzepski ... Jenny
Howard Feller ... Homeless Man
Fredrick Ford ... Darian's Trick
Kohl Beck ... Beer Can Dan
Sal Blandino ... Clipboard Fundraiser 1
Ali Mroczkowski ... Clipboard Fundraiser 3
Ryan Turner ... Clipboard Fundraiser 2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Askin ... Rooftop Party Guest 1
Marc Alan Austen ... Gay Party Rabbi
Jimmy Balletto ... Michael
Michael Bamford ... Bartender
Michael 'Anita' Cavnaugh ... Pissed Man
Craig Cobb ... Hugger
Vincent De Paul ... Chace
Mike Diamond ... Himself
Dan Elhedery ... Sex Party Host
Brandon Ellyson ... Violet's Friend in the Park
Max Emerson ... Max
Flick ... Baby the Dog
J. Fortino ... Himself
Mike Guzman ... Luke
Ebony Haith ... Background Actor
Clover Honey ... Drag Queen
Randy Jones ... Buck Winston
Robbyne Kaamil ... Playground Mother 2
Carlin Langley ... Fag Stag
Jack Mackenroth ... Himself
CaTina Murillo ... Salome's Friend (as Catherine Murillo)
Michael Musto ... Himself
Benjamin Oduro ... Background Actor
Marisa Petsakos ... Playground Mother 1
Steven Polito ... Hedda Lettuce
Alex Quiroga ... Luke's Love Trick
Max Rhyser ... Long John
Daniel Robinson ... Rooftop Party Guest 2
Ronnie Shockley III ... Little Joey
Sam Smithyman ... Little Matt
Lovari ... Sex Party Guest (uncredited)
Tonya Satchell ... Restaurant Patron / Hairstylist (uncredited)
Amy Simmons ... Sick Drunk Woman (uncredited)

Luke & Darian

Riley & Marcus

Violet & Zeus


( 15 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 17th, 2011 10:22 am (UTC)
It was almost an epic battle with Amazon and a series of coincidence that have me seeing and reviewing this movie so long after it was out in DVD. More than 2 years ago I met online (before meeting him also face to face in NYC) Jesse Archer and he was right in the middle of producing Violet Tendencies. After that meeting I started to follow this movie, it's the first movie I "adopted", and so I knew step by step when the cast was chosen, when they started filming, when they premiered... but for a reason or the other, when I was in the right city, the movie had premiered the week before or was planned for the week after... and on and on.

But finally I saw it, and I have to say, it was even better than what I was hoping. Sure, the story concerning Violet (Mindy Cohn) is funny but not light, Violet is a wonderful character facing everything with a positive attitude and I had never the feeling she didn't manage to find the love of her life, maybe stumbling upon some fake diamonds, but the real treasure was there, waiting for her.

What surprised me are the stories concerning the supporting characters. Jesse Archer penned for himself a nice role, that of Luke, trying to find a way for his relationship with Darian work, even if they seem to have different target in life, but in the end they have one thing in common, the love for each other.

But really, the nicest and real sweet love story is the one between Riley and Marcus. Actually Marcus (the director Casper Andreas) is a little backstage, leaving the spotlight to Riley (Sam Whitten): he is for me the best character of all the movie, and the actor did a wonderful job in rendering the character. I wouldn't mind to see how their story evolves, if they, in the end, will manage to become parents as Marcus is hoping.

Marcus Patrick as Zeus is almost a cameo, but the few scenes where he is are sweet and romantic, and he is the wet dream of everyone, despite the gender.

Edited at 2011-09-17 10:24 am (UTC)
Sep. 17th, 2011 01:58 pm (UTC)
Per caso sai se esistono i sottotitoli?
Sep. 17th, 2011 02:33 pm (UTC)
mi spiace ma non in italiano; mi pare di averli visti in spagnolo però.
Sep. 17th, 2011 02:44 pm (UTC)
E ti ricordi dove? Perchè io li ho cercati ma non li trovo in nessuna lingua. L'inglese lo capisco abbastanza ma un aiutino fa sempre comodo... :-)
Sep. 17th, 2011 02:59 pm (UTC)
Nel DVD originale, io l'ho comprato da Amazon, ci sono sia in Inglese che Spagnolo (ho appena controllato)
Sep. 17th, 2011 05:39 pm (UTC)
Ah ok, se ci sono i sottotitoli in inglese meglio ancora. Grazie mille. ;-)
Sep. 17th, 2011 11:35 pm (UTC)
I watched this movie on Netlix and had laughed so hard. It's really a nice movie.

Thanks for your recommendation <3
Sep. 18th, 2011 08:08 am (UTC)
yes, it was really well-written and for sure better than many comedy movies arriving here in Italy
May. 13th, 2012 04:38 am (UTC)
Per your recommendation, I watched this tonight and just loved loved loved it! Thanks!
May. 13th, 2012 08:00 am (UTC)
Jesse ais a good friend, i'm glad you enjoyed his movie
May. 13th, 2012 09:27 am (UTC)
You know her? OMG! Please please please tell her how much I enjoyed her. She certainly is THE star, despite the wonderful man-candy that could actually act. She was so very good and really told the message clearly and beautifully that we all must be WHO we are and to let nothing stop us.

She coached me!
May. 13th, 2012 09:29 am (UTC)
I know Jesse Archer ;-) HE is one of the man-candy (the main character's best friend and roommate) and also producer and screenwriter of the movie.
May. 13th, 2012 09:44 am (UTC)
Well this still fits then. I said the man-candy in this movie could actually act for a change. He was wonderful. Just wonderful!

And the message was his! How fantastic.

Please tell him everything I said. His movie was excellent, entertaining, had a good message, moved me, made me laugh and more.

I have been out of surgery for just short of two weeks and I really needed a pick me up. Something to make me laugh and feel good.

If this doesn't stop my short term writer's block, nothing will. Thank you.
May. 13th, 2012 10:05 am (UTC)
I will forward your comment ;-)
Jesse Archer
May. 14th, 2012 01:20 am (UTC)
Thanks so much Elisa and to you BG,
Thanks so much for your kind words about Violet. And Salome is so happy to hear you're "coachable"! ;)

Best wishes and keep on writing...
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