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Princess Cyd

Country: USA, Language: English, 96 mins

  • Director: Stephen Cone
  • Writer: Stephen Cone
  • Producer: Stephen Cone; Gautam Dhingra

CGiii Comment

For some...equating homosexuality with religion is easier said than done.

For most auteurs...that challenge is usually larger than they can handle - as is the case here.

Stephen Cone likes his religion...although Princess Cyd is not a religious film [per se] it does serve out a generous dollop of the stuff coupled with an overly-large side-dish of pseudo-academic guff.

Now...in this age of tolerance and political correctness, belittling religious beliefs is a definite no-no...even when those religious institutions [constantly & consistently] belittle our fractured & laboured L.G.B.T community! Stephen Cone has an agenda...he may not be preaching/screaming from the rooftops...but, it is as irksome as a satanist spewing fire and brimstone!

Not much happens in Cyd...there's much chatter-about-nothing, there's a soirée [seriously, who has a soirée nowadays?], Cyd wears a statement-making tuxedo [how bold!!!]...there's sun-bathing, more chatter-about-something, sexual encounters with both sexes, even more chatter, a mental health issue that's dealt with rather rapidly...just when the film starts to get interesting. And...cut...back to the sunbathing and/or chat!

It's not a badly-made film...there's just nothing to it, there's no artistry, minimum conflict, zero insight and a whole lot of hot air. It does leave you wondering...why did a man make this film?!?


Trailer...

The(ir) Blurb...

Eager to escape life with her depressive single father, 16-year-old athlete Cyd Loughlin visits her novelist aunt in Chicago over the summer. While there, she falls for a girl in the neighborhood, even as she and her aunt gently challenge each other in the realms of sex and spirit.

Cast & Characters

Tyler Ross as Tab;
Rebecca Spence as Miranda Ruth;
Gary Houston as Peter Van Houston;
Lily Mojekwu as Cornelia Lewis;
Jessie Pinnick as Cyd Loughlin;
James Vincent Meredith as Anthony James;
Keith Kupferer as Jason Loughlin;
Laura T. Fisher as Kip Sellers;
Oksana Fedunyszyn as Bettie Martin;
Jerre Dye as Paul;
Bryce Gangel as Bailey Altman;
Kelvin Roston as Thompson Lewis;
Meighan Gerachis as Festival Interviewer;
Alma Washington as Evergreen James;
Matthew Quattrocki as Ridley

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