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Natasha Lyonne to Team up with Out Director Jamie Babbit in ‘Fresno’

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Orange is the New Black Emmy nominee Natasha Lyonne, and Judy Greer are set for sisterly shenanigans in ‘Fresno’, which is the latest feature from out director Jamie Babbit.

The movie is about a lonely lesbian called Martha (Lyonne), whose sister Shannon (Greer), is a sex addict with no impulse control and a long history of poor decisions. They both end up in Fresno cleaning hotel rooms, when they accidentally kill a guest, and are forced to confront their unpleasant co-dependent relationship.

Jamie BabbitThe film reunites Lynonne with Babbit. Jamie Babbit, who is an out gay woman herself, has had an incredibly successful career as a film and television director. She directed lesbian films such as But I’m A Cheerleader, Itty Bitty Titty Committee and Breaking the Girls; and has worked on TV shows including The L Word, Pretty Little Liars, Married, Gilmore Girls, Rizzoli and Isles, and Drop Dead Diva.

Babbit has garnered SXSW and Sundance awards for her film work. She recently directed two episodes of FX’s new comedy series Married, which Greer stars on opposite Nat Faxon, Jenny Slate, and Brett Gelman.

‘Fresno’ was scripted by Community and Portlandia writer Karey Dornetto and is produced by Babbit’s longtime producer Andrea Sperling. Filming is set to begin next month.

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