The LA Times and JoBlo have the same story, it seems Ethan is going it alone. He and his wife, editor Tricia Cooke, have penned what is billed as a “lesbian, road-trip, action, sex comedy” called Drive-Away Dykes to be directed by Allison Anders. I’ll hand over to The LA Times for the synopsis…
“When Marion, a skirt-chasing party girl, gets kicked out after her cop girlfriend finds her in bed with another woman, she convinces her buttoned-down friend Jamie to let her come along on a get-away-for-a-few-days drive-away car assignment from Philadelphia to Miami. Packed along for the ride are Jamie’s crush on Marion, Marion’s unrelenting desire to cruise every lesbian bar on the eastern seaboard, and — since this is Coen territory — a severed head in a hatbox, a mystery briefcase full of plaster phalluses, a mélange of angry pursuers, an evil senator, a bitter ex-girlfriend and loads of hot boyless sex.”
Coen says, “The sensibility is exploitive but innocent. We were both taken with the title and, as with old exploitation films, it all derived from that. We figured, ‘All right, what kind of movie has this title?’ “
JoBlo questions if this could be the greatest movie ever and mentions an unofficial website which appears not to work anymore. Perhaps it has been taken down but which apparently featured story boards and character information. If anyone managed to see/save any of this info I’d love to hear about it.
Thanks to Bunnie and Matthew for pointing these links out.