Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf?

A film by Anna Margarita Albelo
Written by Michael Urban (Saved!, WGA)
Based on an original story by AMAlbelo

Cast (in progress):

Guinevere Turner (L Word, American Psycho, Go Fish)
Tammy Lynn Michaels (Popular)
Whitney Mixter (The Real L Word)
Hen Yanni (Israel)
Bridget McManus (McManusland, Logo)
Joel Michaely (Rules of Attraction, But I’m a Cheerleader)
Anna Margarita Albelo (Hooters!, A Lez in Wonderland)

Director’s Statement
by Anna Albelo

The first time I saw the film Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf? I’d pause the VCR and run to the kitchen to make jugs of ice tea so I could follow George and Martha, gulp by gulp, as they drank, fought and articulately tore their guests and each other apart. I loved the film because I thought it was about failure. It reassured me that even if I turned out to be the biggest loser in the world, there would still be someone who, despite it all, would love me. More than twenty years later I realized that love starts with ourselves, our family, our friends, our passions…

With my talented cast and crew I am excited to start production in Los Angeles this July 2011 on a project that encompasses my earliest inspirations and my passion for storytelling. My film is a semi-autobiographical examination of one woman’s midlife crisis, her nervous break down, and her coming of age… It’s a dark comedy written by award-winning screenwriter, Michael Urban, co-writer of Saved!

The Logline: The day after her 40th birthday Anna, a filmmaker who’s sacrificed her love life for her film career, realizes she has neither and so decides to embark on filming an all-female parody of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf. This last-ditch effort, intended to jumpstart Anna’s career and in the process win the affections of the beguiling actress/artist Katia, becomes a massive undertaking filled with the highs and lows of a bitter-sweet life.

Guinevere Turner of Go Fish, American Psycho, & The L Word stars as the elegantly wry, Penelope Greengrass.
Comedic genius, Tammy Lynn Michaels from the cult series Popular is back as Chloe, the ascerbic ingénue.
From Israel, Hen Yanni stars as the object of desire, Katia D’Amour.
Whitney Mixter of The Real L Word plays the part of Julia, the cinematographer capturing all the drama through her lens.
Bridget McManus stars as Melanie, the only sane person in the film!
Joel Michaely rounds out the cast as Robert, the power producer.

Together we have crafted a heart-felt, dark comedy that recounts the personal yet outrageous coming of age of a 40 year-old woman!

Biography of Anna Margarita Albelo:

Cuban-American, Anna Margarita Albelo is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist and cultural activist.  In just the past 5 years, she has been an Honoree of the Tribeca Film Festival’s All Access program for Narratives, as well as, Tribeca’s On Track program, the Miami International Film Festival’s Encuentros Program, IFP New York’s Project Involve, IFP’s No Borders, and recently spotlighted on IndieWire.com as a filmmaker “to watch.”

Her work encompasses narrative, documentary and experimental film, screened in over 40 film festivals all over the world.  Her short fiction film, “The Turkey” (French title: La Dinde) was selected for the Cannes Film Festival’s CRITIC’S WEEK, 2008 and her latest feature documentary, HOOTERS! won the Centerpiece Award at the Queer Black Cinema Film Festival of Harlem in 2010.   Anna has also been a longtime collaborator of French Television channel, Canal Plus for whom she has written and directed several original documentaries on gay and lesbian culture exploring Cuba, Palm Springs and Los Angeles

She currently lives in Los Angeles and is in pre-production of her feature film debut, Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf?”