I am a huge fan of Buffy and especially of Drusilla who, thanks to Juliet Landau’s brilliant acting, is a highly memorable and hauntingly unique character. I am also a big fan of Tim Curry, I grew up watching the Home Alone movies and as the nosy concierge in the second film he is just hilarious. However I didn’t really expect to find them both in the credits of an animated lesbian love story set in the future where humans as we know them no longer exist and everyone is genetically modified. But I did.
Strange Frame: Love And Sax is apparently in post-production and will be released in 2012. The credits include both Curry and Landau alongside Claudia Black and Tara Strong who provide the voices of the two main characters. The protagonist is Parker, a saxophonist, and Naia is a guitarist who is genetically engineered to be a miner. They make music together and fall in love. Unfortunately fame gets in the way, Naia becomes enslaved again and Parker sets out on a mission to save her lover. Made using cutout animation, a mixture of 3D and traditional animation, the film is a sci-fi tale set on Ganymede where sexuality and skin colour are non-issues.
The movie sounds interesting and unlike anything I’ve seen before, and although I’m generally not a fan of animated movies I think I will give this one a shot. After all, how many lesbian animated movies set in the 29th century are there?
For more information: http://tinyurl.com/7frproj