Itty Bitty Titty Committee is AWESOME. Jamie Babbit has done it again. Not only does she have an openly lesbian Latina with a supportive family as the lead character but, the movie manages to transcend ‘gayness’ to be a perfectly delightful coming of age story.
Anna has been dumped by her girlfriend, rejected by the college she applied to attend and her perfect sister’s marrying the perfect guy. Everything Sucks! As she’s leaving work one night, Anna catches a woman spray painting the window. It’s love at first sight…sort of. Enter Sadie. Sadie introduces Anna to the world of guerilla feminism by way of her organization, C (I) A, Clits in Action.
Melonie Diaz is perfect as Anna. She goes from a boring wallflower to a full-fledged extremist with such ease. I love that this movie isn’t Anna’s coming out story. We’ve seen that a million times. What happens after coming out? Is there another hurdle? For Anna, she grows from a shy young girl into a firebrand femi-nazi…and we love watching the journey.
Many of the characters are played by lesbian icons like supermodel Jenny Shimizu (swoon!) and Daniela Sea of The L Word. Clea DuVall and Melanie Lynsky from Babbit’s fun filled hit “But I’m a Cheerleader” also make appearances. Jamie Babbit ROCKS. So does the soundtrack for Itty Bitty Titty Committee. Chick Punk and Lots of subversive rock liven up the scene, providing a perfect backdrop for Anna’s teen angst.
SEE THIS MOVIE! I love it. I love Jamie Babbit. This one gets Two Snaps and a Bucket of Spicy Tofu.