Suicide Kale

2016 | 78 | USA
Directors: Carly Usdin

Featuring Jasika Nicole (Scandal, Fringe) and actor/writer Brittani Nichols (Transparent, Words with Girls), Suicide Kale is a micro-budget dark comedy opening up the mumblequeer genre in LGBTQ film. Filmed in just five days with an intimate cast and crew of queer women of color, Suicide Kale is a tale of two couples, one brunch, and a mysterious suicide note.

  Jordan and Billie are the perfect established lesbian couple ... or so it seems. Jasmine and Penny, meanwhile have been together for a month and are still getting to know each other. They're also finding time to sneak away to their friends' bedroom to "get to know each other." But in the midst of a discreet quickie, Jasmine and Penny stumble upon an anonymous suicide note and proceed to devise a strategy to uncover the identity of the author. When nothing goes according to plan, Jasmine and Penny depend on their oft-misguided intuition to get to the root of this crisis, leading up to the films unexpected conclusion. Mostly improvised, Suicide Kale's small cast entertains throughout with diatribes on masturbation and whether or not it's a good idea to decorate your home with items that once belonged to a neighbor who died in a hot tub. 

AWARDS

Best Feature - Queer Hippo Film Festival (2016)