Film Review of The Feels at BFI Flare

The Feels is a film about a bachelorette party with a twist, and it was one of the films I wanted to very much see at this years BFI Flare, as it had such a great female cast, subject matter and sometimes ill admit it you need a good laugh at BFI Flare.

The film's director, co writer and actor JenEe LaMarque (who plays Nikki, Lu’s sister) has achieved an amazing feet of bringing all these actors together to give a knock-out performance.

Co-writer Lauren Parks (who also stars as Vivien, Andi’s friend) is great as the friend who is not over her previous relationship with Andi’s best friend, Josh; who has his sights set on someone else...

The upbeat soundtrack just so happens to be the creation of LaMarque’ composer husband, Julian Wass, with additional songs by Singer songwriter/actor Karin Tatoyan who plays KArin who performs for the bachelorette party.

Being a group of friends sometimes can have its dramas, as we see throughout the film - but also a lot of fun.

Regular Helen in The FeelsAny scene with Regular Helen, played by Ever Mainard, stand-up, actor, writer, improviser and all rounder will have you gasping and laughing out loud at the words that come out of her mouth. One of my favourite lines was:

“You were hard to find on social media. I tried to look you up”

in a cringe worthy stalker moment towards Karin, who is the star singer/songwriter friend of Andi. The bachelorette party comes to an abrupt halt when a drunken/drug endused Lu admits she hasn’t had an orgasm ever! This sparks the Orgasm confessionals by the group in a kind of Harry met Sally way.

The cast were en to improvise some of the scenes, which comes across as flawless as this is such a strong casting.

The Feels Swimming Pool scene   Smoking a joint in the car in The Feels

The Feels Trailer

The Feels Movie PosterThe Feels Synopsis

Andi and Lu are excited to celebrate their upcoming wedding with a joint bachelorette weekend in wine country. On the first night, things get off to a rocky start when one of the brides admits that she's never had an orgasm.

  • Initial release: 9 June 2017
  • Director: Jenée LaMarque
  • Producer: Steven J. Berger
  • Screenplay: Jenée LaMarque, Lauren Parks


The full 2018 BFI Flare programme is available here, but highlights of additional activities to the film screenings include:(link is external)

  • Talks with established film and television professionals who are leading the way in LGBTQ+ representation on screen.
  • Workshops and Labs focusing on creating LGBTQ+ media with specific sessions around challenges in development, funding and exhibition.
  • Networking opportunities throughout the Festival with a range of receptions with film and television professionals included in the Delegate Package. 

BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival 2018About BFI Flare

BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival, formerly known as the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, is the biggest LGBT film festival in Europe. It takes place every spring in London, England