Once Upon a Zipper
Comedy, 26 min
Rachel can’t stop herself from falling in love with Paulie, the woman who helps her try on wedding gowns.
an entertaining and eye-catching lesbian film
Once Upon a Zipper, starring Kate Gorney & Jillian Leigh caught my attention with an interesting synopsis, attractive cover, and intriguing title. In a few words, the title wraps the entire story in an exquisite and fun way — it’s perfect.
The Rachel Bennett story (played by Kate Gorney) is a favorable representation of generations and generations of women who are or were caught between a rock and a hard place, many of them with the non-existent option to choose for themselves. Perhaps this is the reason why Rachel finds herself identifyingied with a character from the 2008 novel “I Can’t Think Straight” — an award-winning film written by Shamim Sariff. A smart move by Christie Conochalla because it’s not just about finding a reference that everyone loves, but finding the one that best relates to the main character.
Despite being a short film and having an extended cut available, Rachel’s difficult journey could have been expanded to address her past a little further by making more use of drama rather than comedy. It can then be considered a simple plot with modest performances that comically achieve their goal.
If you love comedy and romance and enjoyed stories like Imagine Me & You (2005), a movie about a newly married bride who begins to question her sexual orientation after meeting the lovely flower arranger on her wedding day; or the aforementioned I Can’t Think Straight, then Once Upon a Zipper is a must-watch short film you would not want to leave behind. A film directed by Christie Conochalla, also known for directing the award-winning lesbian drama August in the City.
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Barbara Paulino is an article writer and video editor for Lesflicks. Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (7-15-1990), Barbara has acquired skills in art and culture from an early age. Upon graduating from high school, she entered a film school where she became certified as an audiovisual media actress. She decided to study international relations at the University of the Caribbean in order to be part of cultural exchange programs that would allow her to interact with people of different nationalities. The program took her to different cities in the United States where she met many people and collaborated with friends on small projects. For years, she has been a freelance analyst and researcher for a tech New York City news agency. In search of opportunities that would allow her to apply her editing and writing skills, she volunteered to become part of the Lesflicks family.