Preview 'Strange Frame; Love And Sax' (1st Lesbian Science Fiction Rock 'n Roll Animated Film)

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by Tambay A. Obenson
July 3, 2012 8:36 PM
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This looks trippy.

But read on and take a look at the trailer and tell me what you make of this work of adult animation (courtesy of our friends at Twitch) titled Strange Frame: Love And Sax.

The story goes...

In the distant future, humanity have abandoned the polluted Earth and colonized the moons of Jupiter. This has created an underclass of indentured slaves, as well as genetic mutations both for business and pleasure. In a street riot, middle-class-girl and sax-player Parker meets Naia, escaped slave and musician. The two quickly fall in love and form a band. Naia is spotted by a typically yet deliciously evil music producer, who spirits her away from Parker. Parker, in desperation of love, hooks up with space pirates Philo and Reesa to win back her lady.

Directed by GB Hajim, the film is billed as "the first Lesbian science fiction rock 'n roll animated film." Sure enough, I googled "first Lesbian science fiction rock 'n roll animated film," and guess what I found? :)

According to the project's Facebook page, it made its World Premiere on May 3, 2012, at the London SciFi & Fantastical Film Festival, with upcoming screenings planned for venues in Atlanta on August 31st and in LA on September 15th

Providing voices for the characters are Claudia Black, Tara Strong, Ron Glass, Cree Summer, Tim Curry, Alan Tudyk, Michael Dorn, Claudia Christian and George Takei.

Twitch saw it at the festival in London, and reviewed it, calling it "a gorgeous and engrossing tale of the power of love and music," as well as "dense in form and content," and finally, "an embarrassment of riches."

The film's Facebook page has tons of images to look at, so you're encouraged to go THERE and check them out. You'll also find more info on its official website HERE.

But first, here's the new dreamscape trailer which was just released yesterday:

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10 Comments

  • Tonton Michel | July 6, 2012 3:53 PMReply

    I like the effort and the story.

  • Dr. Boogie | July 5, 2012 11:27 AMReply

    Hold up, wait a minute....Soooooo Cree Summer is not one of the lead voices!?!?!?! SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAADDDDDDDDDDDDDEEEE!!!!! Seriously?!

  • GBH | July 5, 2012 9:19 PM

    Cree Summer does play one of the lead voices.

  • BluTopaz | July 4, 2012 9:34 AMReply

    It's a toss up to decide which is worse-the artwork, animation, or the music?

  • BBJ | July 4, 2012 5:54 AMReply

    Yuck. No homophobia this just looks creepy and gross. The music went "inside" her? GTFOH!

  • Z | July 4, 2012 12:02 AMReply

    Re. black actresses -- if this was a joint US/UK production (as appears), it may be that one of the leads had to be English... and there are even fewer women of color in the entertainment industry there than here, despicably.

    I agree it's disappointing, though.

  • Seshet | July 3, 2012 9:10 PMReply

    Two white women play the title characters in this film; Claudia Black plays Parker and Tara Strong plays Naia. Looks like an interesting film for sure. Just wish the black women were played by...black women. Too much to ask?

  • jmoore | July 6, 2012 1:58 AM

    How can this be so much about black women should lead by black women???? Come on, stop using black or white terminology! Pretty sure they would choose black if they have the option. How come nobody complains if the white roles are being led by blacks?
    Hooray for the combined efforts of young animators of Hawaii, Gb and Shelley! I can't wait!

  • GBH | July 5, 2012 11:10 PM

    We approached many, many African American actresses for the leads. Only Zoe Kravitz and Amber Benson were interested. Amberʻs contractual obligations with Fox prevented her from getting involved within our time table and Zoe was locked up in the production of X-Men for months on end. Both Shelley and I are stoked with the awesome voices we got on our tiny budget. Note: We set this far into the future when everyone is hapa as they say here. And this was not some US/UK production, it was animated by local youth here in Hawaii.

  • Seshet | July 3, 2012 9:35 PM

    Read the bios in the links below. After reading them, I'm even more bummed about them not choosing black voice actresses. Judging by his cultural explorations and her overall life experience as a black woman, what would make them not choose black actresses or even hawaiian actresses (since hajim is greatly influenced by hawaiian culture and the summary of the film never states the race of the characters, though it's clear they're definitely not white by the visuals). Maybe I should give them the benefit of the doubt. Maybe there were no black/hawaiian actresses willing to do the project ... doubtful?

    Writer/Director link: http://strangeframe.com/behind-the-scenes/directorproducerco-writer/

    Writer/Co-Creator link: http://strangeframe.com/behind-the-scenes/co-creator-writer-music-production/

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