Sunday, November 27, 2011

"The Manson Girls" Movie

FROM VARIETY-|News|FilmNews November 19, 2011

'Manson Girls' quietly starts production

Lensing begins nearly a year after Sundance announcement

"Manson Girls," focusing on the female followers of cult leader Charles Manson, has quietly started production nearly a year after the project was announced at Sundance.

Susanna Lo is producing via her Slomotion Studios and directing from her own script. Cast includes Taryn Manning as Sadie Atkins; Tania Raymonde as Leslie Van Houten; Monica Keena as Squeaky Fromme; Stella Maeve as Linda Kasabian; Estella Warren as Catherine Share; Chad Faust as Tex Watson; Ron Jeremy as a porn director; Bill Moseley as Manson.

Judy Fox, Brett Cranford and Taryn Manning are also producing "Manson Girls," which focuses on the period leading up to the 1969 murders of nine people. Manson and three followers were convicted in 1971 in the slayings.

Lo told Variety that she's aiming to illustrate how and why the girls came under Manson's command.

"The girls were all very talented but it was a very seductive time," she said. "We really don't want to sensationalize the story any further than it already has been. I've always been fascinated by how the girls came under the spell of this strange, manipulative man.

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The article also says Lo is aiming to complete production in time for the Cannes Film Festival. (What a coincidence! I received my invitation to Cannes just yesterday). Next year the Cannes Independent Film Festival week will be May 16-27. Maybe we will really see this one?