Angela Robinson (writer) brings lesbian heaven to our screens with ‘Girltrash: All Night Long’. It has one of the best cast seen in a long time; including Lisa Rieffel (Drowning Mona), Michelle Lombardo (Californiacation), Gabrielle Christian (South of Nowhere), Mandy Musgrave (South of Nowhere), Rose Rollins (The L Word), Kate French (The L Word) and Clementine Ford (The L Word). There’s even a cheeky little cameo from Erin Kelly (Loving Annabelle).
‘Girltrash: All Night Long’ originated from ‘Girltrash’ the series, which was first produced back in 2007. The film is in no way the same as the series (other than its actors/characters), but it refers back to it from time to time; meaning that you should really watch the series first, in order to understand certain characters/story lines that are mentioned in the film, but never actually seen/explained. Watch it all here: Girltrash Webseries.
‘Girltrash: All Night Long’ is the story of 5 girls and one of the craziest nights of their lives. Daisy (Lisa Rieffel) finally gets a shot at Band Slam on the same night as her sister Colby (Gabrielle Christian) comes out as gay. Not only does she need to make it to the show on time, she also gets stuck with the job of hooking her sister up with the girl of her dreams, Misty (Mandy Musgrave). As if that wasn’t enough for one night, Monique (Rose Rollins) gets released from prison and goes straight after Tyler (Michelle Lombardo) who apparently “stole her money”. Will Daisy and Tyler ever make it to Band Slam? Will Colby finally get Misty? Will Monique get her money back?
In all honesty, ‘Girltrash: All Night Long’ is one of the best lesbian films I’ve seen since ‘Imagine Me and You’. As a lesbian who grew up following ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, ‘South of Nowhere’ and ‘The L Word’- ‘Girltrash: All Night Long’ is by far the next best thing. It fills you up with happiness whilst still hitting you right in the feels as you get attached to the characters from the very start. Never in a million years would I have imagined ‘Girltrash’ as being a musical but it 100% works. It’s a film that you should see at least once, if not a million times.
As Rebekah Allen once wrote on SheWired.com- “this is a musical about lesbian sex. If you don't have time for this, you have time for nothing.”
I give ‘Girltrash: All Night Long’ a big fat 5 stars. It was so good that I just didn’t want it to end.