Meet Monica Velour


World Premiere

USA | 97 MINUTES | English |


For Tobe, a nerdy, horny, frizzy-haired cineaste who doesn't quite fit in with the average contemporary teen, the pinnacle of womanhood is Monica Velour (Kim Cattrall), a soft-core actress who reached the zenith of her career in the 1980s. When Tobe learns that his love idol is headlining hundreds of miles away at the Gentlemen's Petting Zoo in Indiana, he drives off with carefree glory—in his grandfather's (Brian Dennehy) used Weinermobile, no less—filled with the hope of meeting her. When Tobe defends Monica's honor against ruffians who taunt the aging erotic starlet off the stage, he lands a pity invite into Monica's trailer. As the two begin an unlikely friendship, Tobe's unripe romantic impulses entangle with her messy life as a struggling single mother embroiled in a custody battle for her only daughter.

Catch Cattrall (Sex and the City) as you've never seen her before—delivering her trademark sass and powerful sexuality, but deftly enriched with a range of emotional nuance. After two award-winning short films, Keith Bearden's directorial debut is an offbeat, tender comedy about growing up too fast and recognizing love no matter what shape or age.


Directed by Keith Bearden and Keith Bearden

Keith Bearden's 2005 short The Raftman's Razor was named best short at the SXSW, Seattle, and Montreal film festivals and is in the permanent collection at MoMA. He is the recipient of Showtime's Tony Cox Award for Screenwriting and in 2008 received a Guggenheim Fellowship for filmmaking.
Gary Gilbert, Jordan Horowitz
Primary Cast
Kim Cattrall, Dustin Ingram, Brian Dennehy, Keith David, Jee Young Han, Daniel Yelsky
Keith Bearden
Keith Bearden


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