On Saturday, October 10, the Raindance Film Festival in London will be the scene of the world premiere of Steve Balderson’s Stuck!, a homage to the black-and-white women-behind-bars noirs of yesteryear, starring Karen Black, Susan Traylor, Jane Wiedlin, Mink Stole, Stacy Cunningham, Starina Johnson, and Pleasant Gehman. The London screening will be hosted by the director as well as Traylor, Gehman, Cunningham, and Johnson. On October 15, the film will be shown on closing night at the Southwest GLBT Film Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with Stole, Wiedlin, and screen writer Frankie Krainz in attendance.
UK critic MJ Simpson says, ”Steve Balderson is the best-kept secret in American independent cinema. He makes his own films – which are unfailingly brilliant – and the rest of the world very, very gradually catches up with him. Stuck! is an unexpectedly powerful, skillfully managed slice of women-in-prison drama that never teeters into camp…”
But of course it doesn’t teeter into camp; by its very nature it IS camp. Did we mention it stars Karen Black? Watch the trailer.