Richard Day's 2003 film Girls Will Be Girls is the definition of a cult movie: for every repulsed critic (The Washington Post called it misogynistic and unfunny; The Onion's AV Club website thought it mirthless, tacky and mean-spirited), there's an equally obsessed fan.
"I remember someone screamed out at me one time 'Take these for the ride, you huge cow!' I was like: 'What?' That was a line from the movie, and they had to remind me," Roberson says. "And then that happened more and more."
- Roberson starred - along with (clockwise from right) Clinton Leupp and Jack Plotnick - in the 2003 drag comedy Girls Will Be Girls, which is getting a sequel thanks to fans' donations through the website Kickstarter
In what The Boston Globe called "a Golden Girls season in hell," three actresses (all played by men) in various stages of the Hollywood life live together — there's Evie, the aging, alcoholic has-been (or never-was); Coco, who's fallen for a drugging-and-raping abortion doctor; and Varla, the farm-raised ingenue willing to do anything to start her career. With gags leaving nothing sacred, the movie's certainly not for everyone. But enough people like the film to have donated more than $35,000 on Kickstarter.com to see a sequel.
"Girls Will Be Girls offends a lot of people and a lot of people hate it, but then on the other side of the spectrum, some people are obsessed with it," Roberson says. "If something appeals to everyone, it's probably not that great."