The Feels is an improvised comedy about a group of friends who set out on a lesbian bachelorette weekend, celebrating the upcoming nuptials of Andi (Constance Wu) and Lu (Angela Trimbur). Under the influence of alcohol, Lu admits to everyone that she's never had an orgasm, to Andi's complete surprise and dismay. The fun weekend is derailed in unexpected ways, causing everyone to reflect on subjects such as trust, love, and their first orgasms.
- Constance Wu - Andi / Bride
- Angela Trimbur - Lu / Bride
- Josh Fadem - Josh
- Jenée LaMarque - Nikki / Lu's sister
- Ever Mainard - Regular Helen
- Lauren Parks - Vivien
- Kárin Tatoyan - Kárin
Variety critic Dennis Harvey called the film "uneven but pleasing", predicting a target audience following in LGBT circles, and modest mainstream success. He concluded that the film fell somewhat short as a drama, because it didn't reach the necessary depth of the characters, but that "as a comedy, “The Feels” has considerable sprightly appeal, although it could have used slightly more assertive visual packaging. The dialogue and scene rhythms have a nice, loose, improvisational feel, and Steph Zenee Perez's editing maintains a bright pace." Cinema365 also gave the film a mixed review: The critique found it refreshing to see lesbians given the front and center of a film, as "often Hollywood tends to give the lesbian community short shrift, relegating them to supporting roles or comedy relief. Very rarely are any films told from a lesbian point of view even in independent films as this one is." The review called upon mainstream audiences to view it, and not see it as a lesbian niche work. On the negative side, however, this review also found the drama of the film "manufactured rather than earned."
Womentainment, on the other hand, gave the films an enthusiastic, unreserved "go watch it now!". Reviewer Karina H. Adelgaard found all the characters likable, enjoyed the "lesbian drama", and especially commended the film for being a lesbian drama with a happy ending.
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|2018||Cleveland International Film Festival||Best American Independent Feature||Jenée LaMarque||Nominated|
|ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman||Jenée LaMarque||Nominated|
|2017||L.A. Outfest||Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film||Ever Mainard||Won|
|Long Beach QFilm Festival||Outstanding Performance||Ever Mainard||Won|
|NewFest: New York's LGBT Film Festival||Best Feature||The Feels||Won|
|Seattle International Film Festival||New American Cinema Competition||Jenée LaMarque||Nominated|
- Harvey, Dennis (June 21, 2017). "Film Review: 'The Feels'". Variety. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
- "The Feels". Cinema365. 13 April 2018. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
- Oct 28, Karina H. Adelgaard |; 2018 | 0 (2018-10-28). "The Feels (2017) – Review | LGBT movie on Netflix". Womentainment. Retrieved 2019-06-13.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)