LEADING LADIES Comes to DVD
An infectious romantic comedy about two sisters, their gay best friend and their overzealous stage mom, Leading Ladies dances onto DVD September 13th from Wolfe Video.
The Campari family's life revolves entirely around ballroom dancing, so when one sister gets pregnant and the other plans to waltz out of the closet, their mom's (vicarious) pursuit of the Midwest Regional Ballroom Competition is in severe jeopardy. The film stars Melanie LaPatin (choreographer, "So You Think You Can Dance") and "So You Think You Can Dance" season two winner Benji Schwimmer, as well as cameos by show favorites Katee Shean, Kherington Payne, Courtney Galiano and Sara Vongillern. In addition, the cast also features newcomers Laurel Vail, Shannon Lea Smith and Nicole Dionne.
Leading Ladies was very successful on the festival circuit, playing over 45 film festivals, including the Cannes Independent Film Festival, Denver Film Festival, Outfest (Los Angeles) and Frameline International Film Festival (San Francisco). The film has received numerous awards, including the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2011 San Francisco United Film Festival, the "Showcase Award" from the 2010 Sonoma International Film Festival, "Best Feature" at the 2010 Palm Beach Women's International Film Festival and "Best of the Fest" at the 2010 Newfest.
The Camparis are a family of women in which everyone knows her place. Sheri is the larger-than-life, overbearing stage mom. Once a young and beautiful ballroom champion, Sheri now lives vicariously through her youngest daughter Tasi, the darling of the local amateur ballroom circuit. Sheri's oldest daughter, Toni, is Tasi's practice partner, the wallflower who must quietly support them all. The only consistent man in the life of the Campari women is Cedric, Tasi's dance partner and Toni's best friend. Find out what happens to each as they reexamine their roles in modern life and on the dance floor and learn to "Let Love Lead."