JULY 2018 OFFICIAL SELECTION
DINNER WITH DADDY
A film by Penelope Costopoulos
"Living somewhere between the realm of John Waters and Jamie Babbit's 'But I'm a Cheerleader' DINNER WITH DADDY is film that simply fucks with you. A laugh out loud film unafraid to cross the line. A film that exposes the dirty, sheds light on the darkness, then forces you too laugh at it all. Watch it."
-MOONFAZE FEMINIST FILM JOURNAL
Despite how strong their bond is, two lovers learn things can change pretty quickly over the course of one night.
A note from the filmmaker:
Dads. My dad is my best friend, and he has been a huge source of inspiration and guidance in my life. I really wanted to exaggerate how close a father and daughter relationship could go, just for fun. I have always enjoyed taking things a little too far by making people think and feel outside of what they are comfortable with; outside the box. Not to mention, I am a huge Greek mythology fan - I guess it’s in my blood. This concept married to the reoccurring discussion that my friends and I have about the absurdities of human relationships birthed, “Dinner With Daddy.” Like, if this world is so invested in attraction and visual stimuli, how can you separate and stop your brain from processing attractive traits just because you are related to someone? Hot is hot. If my brother was Matthew McConaughey, I’m still going to want to fuck him. If you’re sister is a smoke show, how could you not want to fuck her? I didn’t say it was right, but I can’t understand how the attraction urge simply goes away. The answer I’ve received has varied from “you’re an only child, you just don't understand,” to, “you’re Greek, so I guess it’s not your fault you’re such a sicko.” At the end of the day, I believe all humans have these questions. Most of us suppress them, especially women. News flash: we are all the same - we are all sick. Let’s explore that.
-Penelope Costopoulos, Filmmaker