Filled with warm (and wacky) family drama, this fabulous comedy about two sisters (newcomers Shannon Lea Smith and Laurel Vail), their gay best friend (“So You Think You Can Dance” winner Benji Schwimmer), and their overzealous stage mother (legendary ballroom diva Melanie LaPatin) serves up a tale of uplifting gay affirmation — and exceptional choreography! With one sister pregnant and the other coming out of the closet and falling in love (with the adorable Nicole Dionne), the whole family is hustling to stay on top in the wild world of competitive ballroom dance.
With cameos by favorite “So You Think You Can Dance” dancers Katee Shean, Kherington Payne, Courtney Galiano and Sara VonGillern!
Awards & Quotes
“Impressive . . . an indie alternative to Glee and High School Musical.” – VARIETY “A quietly revolutionary dance musical.” – FEMINIST REVIEW “Strictly Ballroom meets Dirty Dancing . . . a feel-good tale.” – OUTFEST “Packed with astounding dance sequences and an infectious pop soundtrack, Lead¬ing Ladies is alternately outrageous and touching, and sure to please everyone from film buffs to dance lovers to Hairspray fans.” – NEWFEST “Lighthearted . . . enjoyable!” – SAN DIEGO GAY & LESBIAN NEWS “A family-friendly film.” – AFTERELLEN.COM “A feel good movie . . . a joy to watch, and quite possibly one of the most endearing and sincerely uplifting movies I’ve seen in 2011.” – WE ARE MOVIE GEEKS “Refreshing and upbeat take on the traditional ‘coming-out’ story” – THE ST. LOUIS VITAL VOICE “It is as laugh out loud funny as it is warm and touching.” – SOMETHING TO SAY “Chock full of sparkly one-liners, vintage frocks and spectacular dance sequences.” – PHILADELPHIA Q FEST “The performances are very winning . . . and you have got to see the explosive 11 o’clock supermarket dance number!” – PALM BEACH POST
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- Closed Captioned
- 2.0 or 5.1 Surround Sound
- Anamorphic Widescreen