Boy Meets Girl is a charming indie comedy poignantly explores the difficulty of growing up in a small town, following your dreams, finding love, finding yourself, and figuring out your sexuality — all attempted with urbane wit by Ricky, played by trans actress and newcomer to watch out for, Michelle Hendley.
Prior to the screening of Boy Meets Girl, please join us at the Music Box Theatre for a red carpet champagne reception with director Eric Schaeffer and actress Michelle Hendley. At the reception starting 5:30pm hors d’ouvres from Deleece will be served, champagne and wine will be flowing, and there will be beer from Lagunitas Brewing Company.
The screening begins at 7:30pm.
Trans actress Michelle Hendley shines in her debut with this winning, adorable romantic comedy. Hendley plays Ricky, a trans girl in small town Kentucky lamenting her uneventful love life to her best friend since childhood, Robby (Michael Welch), whose love life is shallow but plentiful.
Robby playfully suggests she try dating a woman, and mere moments later Francesca (Alexandra Turshen) walks into her life, leaving her flustered and wondering if she should keep a more open mind. Complications arise, of course, when Francesca reveals that she is engaged, and that her family is not as welcoming of trans folks as she is. Ricky is reluctantly thrown into a dramatic love triangle when all she really wants is to get out of town and study fashion design in New York.
Featuring tender, unassuming acting and an achingly honest portrayal of just how painful it is growing up trans, no matter how funny and confident one may seem on the surface, Boy Meets Girl may seem a simple love story, but it is told so well, and so tenderly, that it absolutely cannot be missed.