Drool (film)

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Drool
Drool FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Nancy Kissam
Written by Nancy Kissam
Starring Laura Harring
Jill Marie Jones
Oded Fehr
Music by Dana Boulé
Cinematography Kara Stephens
Edited by Jennifer Godin
Release dates
  • January 16, 2009 (2009-01-16) (Slamdance Film Festival)
Running time 85 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Drool is a 2009 American film, starring Laura Harring, Jill Marie Jones, Oded Fehr, Ashley Duggan Smith, and Christopher Newhouse. The film itself speaks of sexual assault, teenage sex, homosexuals, verbal abuse and physical abuse.

Plot[edit]

Anora Fleece (Laura Harring) who had dreams of a fairy tale marriage with her husband Cheb (Oded Fehr), discovers that reality is harsh, finding her only solace in daydreams. Cheb becomes sullen, abusive & disrespectful toward her. Her two children, Tabby & Little Pete (Ashley Duggan Smith, Christopher Newhouse) adopt similar attitudes toward Anora. When soft spoken Anora meets with her new neighbor Imogene Cochran (Jill Marie Jones), the bright bubbly woman offers exciting new perspective on life.

However, little Pete's reaction to Imogene is less than favorable; Anora slaps Pete in the face for regarding her new friend as a "nigger." Little Pete threatens to inform their racist father that Anora had allowed a black woman to their home. At supper, little Pete acts as promised and tells Cheb about Imogene. Cheb breaks a bottle in a fit of rage and threatens Anora. Anora is hesitant to continue seeing her new friend, but decides to go ahead with it.

As the two women become more than friends, Tabby has been in a mess all her own. Having met and complied to have oral sex behind a bush with teenager Denny (Dalton Alfortish), they form a relationship. Tabby is infatuated with Denny. She mentioned this to Princess (Rebecca Newman), who leads her to feel ashamed and insists Denny is trash. Tabby later breaks up her relationship with Denny, who insulted her by calling Tabby "an unfeeling emo scene bitch." Later Tabby discovers him receiving oral sex from Princess, and leaves school. Seething with betrayal & frustration, Tabby is driven further into rebellious, sullen, and disrespectful moods. She often takes this out on Anora. Pete gets an A+ on his exam and we briefly view a fantasy he has of his male teacher. He bumps into Tabby leaving school during his football practice and they leave together.

The audience is shown Cheb at his day job in the factory, and in a meeting with his boss we are in no subtle way led to infer that Cheb must give his boss oral sex to maintain his job. When Cheb arrives home, angry, he discovers Anora and Imogene lip-locked in his room. In yet another fit of fury, Cheb produces a gun. Pete and Tabby, alerted by the sound of struggle, watch in shock. In Anora's struggle to disarm him, he shoots little Pete. Anora lets out a terrible scream snatches away the gun; she kills Cheb as Imogene and Tabby gawk in horror.

After making sure that Little Pete (protected by his football gear) is okay, they decide to leave town. Tabby grows even more disrespectful against Anora and Imogene, siding more with her deceased father, she secretly cries and draws a scribble that Tabby punching & strangling Princess for a bitter betrayal in spite of the death of her father. The next morning, after Tabby has a brief confrontation with Imogene about alerting the police, the altered family sets out on a trip, with Cheb's body on the trunk. They make a quick stop at a park that tabby insists on saying goodbye to a strange rubber relic "gully", and the journey begins.

They make a hotel stop for the night, and when Anora leaves to buy food a police officer pulls her over, believing that she is seling Kathy K make-up. Relieved, she provides him with a catalog. Anora returns with sandwiches, and Tabby throws a tantrum because she doesn't like her sandwich. Anora offers to take hers instead, but Tabby continues her fit and calls Anora useless amongst other things. Imogene confronts Tabby about talking to Anora so rudely. Tabby curses everyone in the room, angrily walks out, stealing away to sleep in Imogene's car for the night.

Anora sees Tabby's scribble about her killing Cheb, allowing her to see her daughter's anger. In Imogene's car, Tabby begins to cry, as she still misses her father, holding Anora, and partially Imogene, responsible for intentionally murdering Cheb.

On the next day, the gang continues on the road, Tabby and Imogene still have issues with each other. Imogene accidentally kills a squirrel, Tabby and Pete insist on burying the squirrel.

As the gang arrives at Kathy K's house(Ruthie Austin). excited to see Imogene, she introduced everyone to her. after a warm welcome, Tabby and Pete spy Kathy K's workers kissing each other. Tabby says "That's so sick", but Pete just grins in fascination. Kathy questions Anora about shooting Cheb, as she was so shy to talk about it. Tabby & Pete looked at Cheb's corpse, disgusted by the look, as they both paid their respects as they were sorry for his death.

Anora, alone with Imogene, begins to kiss her bare shoulder, cheek, corner of her mouth, when they were suddenly interrupted by Tabby & Pete entering the room. Tabby has an emotional breakdown, Pete was surprised & shocked in confusion. Tabby describes that it was so gross and disgusting that she hates homosexuality. Pete asks if Anora and Imogene are normal, but Tabby interrupts, describing them as totally fucked up. Pete insulted Tabby by calling her a "slut", Tabby also makes the mistake of calling Imogene the word "nigger", also met with one of Anora's forceful slaps. Tabby guesses at why Cheb had his gun out in the first place, and Anora confirms that it was because of her and Imogene being together.

Tabby reveals she went with Cheb to a bar and, after a few too many drinks, one of his friends tried to molest her before her fathers plain sight. she throws up on his face and got so humiliated, yet Cheb did nothing but laugh. She kept it as a dark memory from Anora. The three decide to go along with Imogene & Kathy K to the beach, the adults happily watched Tabby & Pete play with each other. They returned to Kathy K's, applied makeup together and bonded, & Tabby & Pete announced that they are ready to bury Cheb; they do his funeral makeup. they bury Cheb, looking like a fabulous drag queen amongst Kathy K's various backyard graves. The gang has a peaceful dinner, Anora, Tabby, & Pete, on the pool staring at the sky, wished for a miracle had come true. Anora and Imogene, alone at last, can finally enjoy each other fully, as the final scene of the movie ends with Tabby's final diary note to tell Gully to forget about what she said about Anora & Imogene, she tells Cheb to take care, she says, "Without him, we wouldn't have set loose & ended up living ", Tabby says amen, quietly closing her diary.

Cast[edit]

  • Laura Harring as Anora Fleece
  • Jill Marie Jones as Imogene Cochran
  • Oded Fehr as Cheb Fleece
  • Ashley Duggan Smith as Tabby Fleece
  • Christopher Newhouse as Little Pete Fleece
  • Rebecca Newman as Princess
  • Dalton Alfortish as Denny
  • Ruthie Austin as Kathy K
  • James Dumont as Mr. Wilder
  • Kerrell Antonio as Officer

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