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SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 172b – Our Interview With G.B. Hajim (Strange Frame “A Punk Version of Blade Runner”)

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 172b

Our Interview With G.B. Hajim

(Strange Frame “A Punk Version of Blade Runner”)

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About the Film:

Strange Frame: Love & Sax is a science fiction feature film created using cutout animation and written by Shelley Doty and GB Hajim. Directed by Hajim, the film is slated for 2012 release as the world’s first animated lesbian-themed sci-fi film. Clips of the film debuted at the Los Angeles Bent-Con on December 3, 2011 and the complete film premiered in London on May 3, 2012.

Set at the end of the 28th century, the human race has long since abandoned a desolate earth. In order to survive, humanity has been using genetic engineering to adapt to otherworld environments, to the point where changing one’s skin color or gender has become commonplace. On the moon Ganymede, saxophonist Parker (Claudia Black) and guitarist Naia (Tara Strong) develop a close relationship which allows them to perform as one.

Critical response

Shelagh Rowan-Legg from Twitch Film was at the premiere and had this to say, “…it is so refreshing to see a film as unique, original and enjoyable as Strange Frame…Strange Frame is a rare film: inspiration by other forms is noticeable, but it is not merely repetition or homage. It is a dreamscape, one that does not shy aware from the ugly, yet celebrates the beautiful.”

The judges at Dragon*Con 2012 named Strange Frame Best Feature Film.

Danielle Riendeau at AfterEllen.com called Strange Frame “The trippiest lesbian movie ever made….If ever you wondered what a truly unhinged mash-up of the dominant production styles of Heavy Metal (film), Barbarella (film) and Blade Runner would look like, here’s your chance.”

Cast

  • Claudia Black as Parker C. Boyd
  • Tara Strong as Naia X.
  • Ron Glass as Philo D Grenman
  • Cree Summer as Reesa Abi Kiran Ariana Livingston III
  • Tim Curry as Dorlan Mig
  • Juliet Landau as Bitsea
  • Alan Tudyk as Chat
  • George Takei as Tamadamsa
  • Michael Dorn as Guardship Commander
  • Claudia Christian as Zev
  • Lena Horne as Ethel Andrews (archive footage)
  • Dawnn Lewis as Malora
  • Vanessa Marshall as Chandra Childs
  • Khary Payton as Atem
  • April Winchell as Pawnbroker
  • Dave Fennoy as News Anchor

 

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