First Period

DIRECTOR: Charlie Vaughn

Expected guests: Director Charlie Vaughn, Actor/Writer Brandon Alexander III, Actor/Producer Dudley Beene

Meet Cassie Glen, totally rockin’ superstar extraordinaire. She’s about to turn sweet 16 and is determined to be the coolest kid in school. The problem is, she just moved to town and has only five days to become popular if she wants to get all the kids to her birthday bash on Saturday night. And what better way to do that than enter the talent show with her new BFF and fellow outcast, Maggie “the Coat Rack”? But when studly buds Dirk and Brett and the two bitchy Heathers sabotage Cassie and Maggie’s dream of winning the contest with their killer homemade costumes and awesome rap skills, the girls have to learn to stand up for themselves and forget about trying to fit in.

Sixteen Candles meets Hairspray, with a dash of Strangers with Candy, in the hilarious camp explosion First Period, the gayest, drag-iest teen movie you’ll ever see. Written by and starring Brandon Alexander III as Cassie, produced by and co-starring Dudley Beene as Maggie, and directed by Charlie Vaughn (Vampire Boys), this film has smart, non-stop snappy dialogue and a twisted cast of high school characters that will have you in stitches faster than you can say, “Where’s the beef?” Featuring an outrageous poolside popsicle fellatio scene, a lipstick trick that would make Molly Ringwald proud, and a bitchin’ original soundtrack, First Period is a laugh-out-loud romp through teenage hilarity and a super gay tribute to your favorite ’80s flicks.

— Natalie Mulford

AT&T Audience Award Text Voting Code: F118

Co-presented by:
San Francisco IndieFest

Get the Frameline Festival App

A festival in your pocket

FilmFest is a simple, easy to use pocket guide to all the films in this year's festival.

Frameline36 app available now!