Strange Frame: Love and Sax
Release Date: 2012
MPAA Rating:Not Yet Rated (PG-13 estimated)
Runtime: 98 minutes
Director: G.B. Hajim
Studio: Island Planet One Productions
Stars:Claudia Black, Ron Glass, Tara Strong, Cree Summer
Rating: 3 of 5 stars I think movies like this need to exist. This movie was a love child, passion and care was put into this movie, and it needs to be supported.
Life in the future, spread out amongst the moons of Jupiter, has evolved into a life of debt servitude, genetic modification and robo-cops. At least that’s what GB Hajim and Shelley Doty see. Strange Frame is a completely different film experience. Being a one-of-a-kind animated, science fiction , lesbian love story, rock opera film. Yes, all of those things come together in this passion-project. And with an all-star cast of Claudia Black, Ron Glass, Tara Strong, Cree Summer and even Tim curry as the villain, it is audibly pleasing as it is visually. This is most appreciated in the strong jazzy rock influences written and performed by one of the writers, Shelley Doty.
After us humans left Earth, the settling the moons of Jupiter, but in order to settle and become a new society, they needed workers. So they used the lower classes (after genetically altering them to work in the harsher conditions) as miners and builders of the like. One of those debt servants is the love interest of the main character. Naia, a beautiful, talented singer, with a knack for rebellion. That’s how the main character, Parker, and Naia meet…a riot. Parker’s sax playing, and Naia’s lyrics work together to start their journey together. I won’t spoil anything for you, but the celebrities in this future are even more messed up and manipulated than Disney Kid stars.
While I was watching, my brain hurt from all the visual and audio stimulation. The visuals of a fantastical world of color, technology, sexuality, and music are almost too much for a simple human brain like mine. It was indeed, a “very busy” movie. I enjoyed the visuals, and the music, but I think it was almost too much at the same time. Maybe I was tired from walking all day, or maybe you need to be on a lot of drugs to fully comprehend the beauty of this movie. Either way, you should watch it.
I think movies like this need to exist. This movie was a love child, passion and care was put into this movie, and it needs to be supported.
Plus, they’re huge firefly fans, and they have to be good people right?