Reeling: Egghead and Twinkie

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Reeling: Egghead and Twinkie
After awkwardly coming out to her parents, Twinkie, an Asian American teen, convinces her longtime best friend Egghead to accompany her on a cross-country road trip to meet her online crush at "LezDance," a huge lesbian dance party happening in Texas. Along with the many comic twists and turns that threaten the simple joys of the open road, the nerdy (and straight) Egghead also just confessed his love for Twinkie. Infused with bursts of vibrant animation and kinetic dream sequences, and filled to the brim with charm and humor, director Sarah Kambe Holland breathes some Gen Z fresh air into the classic road trip genre popularized in the 1980s. This debut feature confidently embraces the joy and freedom that so many queer coming-of-age movies don't allow their characters to express. EGGHEAD & TWINKIE is a delightful, quirky, and youthful celebration of embracing your identity, the ups-and-downs of best friendships, and the importance of taking risks. Sponsored

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