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  • Summary: A hilarious comedy about three actresses at various places in the Hollywood food chain who navigate love, aging, and ambition. Oh yeah -- all three actresses are played by men. (IFC Films)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 21
  2. Negative: 5 out of 21
  1. 80
    Rude, crude, gaudy and often hilarious.
  2. Writer-director Richard Day has come up with a delicious cliché of a plot to allow talented female impersonators Jack Plotnick, Clinton Leupp and Jeffery Roberson to strut their stuff. The result is a nonstop hoot.
  3. 75
    Funny, dumb, cruel and sick, Girls Will Be Girls is a relentlessly mean picture that will tickle those tired of sweet comedies whether in drag or plainclothes. In short, "Tootsie" it ain't.
  4. 60
    Debutant director Richard Day, a seasoned TV producer, delivers a steady stream of cheerful vulgarity and a few clever gags.
  5. Reviewed by: Anita Gates
    60
    Appropriately cynical, pleasantly camp (Coco has the best hair -- a teased, sprayed flip) and just fresh enough to be funny more often than not.
  6. The one-gag camp-athon has gone over big at gay film festivals, but in theatrical release this debut feature from theater/TV veteran Richard Day has limited appeal. Its best bet will be as a rental item.
  7. There's a thin line between some drag comedy and misogyny, and Girls Will Be Girls, a crass comedy in which all the women are played, with over-the-top abandon, by men, roars past that line.

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
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