Meryl Fuckin Streep

For two young screenwriters, a movie pitch takes a turn into the surreal.

  • Ava Bogle
    Director
    The Last Dinner Party, Piano Fingers
  • Ava Bogle
    Writer
    The Last Dinner Party, Piano Fingers
  • Ava Bogle
    Producer
    The Last Dinner Party, Piano Fingers
  • Falk Hentschel
    Producer
    StreetDance 2, Legends of Tomorrow
  • Jesse Grce
    Producer
    Noir, Cher Papa
  • Christina K. Moore
    Key Cast
    The Last Dinner Party, Fairy Tale Next Door
  • Brandon Black
    Key Cast
    Insecure, Dear White People
  • Rachel Avery
    Key Cast
    Tropic Thunder, Wake Up America!
  • Brad Greenquist
    Key Cast
    Pet Sematary, Water for Elephants
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Narrative
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    2K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Lady Filmmakers Festival
    Beverly Hills, CA
    United States
    October 1, 2017
    World Premiere
    Best Experimental Film
  • Mill Valley Film Festival
    Mill Valley, CA
    United States
    October 11, 2017
    Bay Area Premiere
  • SF Indie Fest
    San Francisco
    United States
    February 10, 2018
    San Francisco Premiere
    Best Short Film
  • Imaginarium Comic Con Film Festivals
    Tampa Bay, Indiana, San Francisco, Atlanta, Michigan
    United States
    March 30, 2018
  • Hollywood Comedy Shorts
    Hollywood, CA
    United States
    April 22, 2018
  • Burbank International Film Festival
    Burbank, CA
    United States
    September 5, 2018
Director Biography - Ava Bogle

Ava Bogle is a filmmaker and comedian. Her previous short films Piano Fingers and The Last Dinner Party screened internationally and won awards including, among others, the Grand Jury Prize at HollyShorts and the Audience Award at Dances with Films. As a comedian, Bogle has appeared at The Comedy Store, The Viper Room, and Flappers, where she likes to talk about sex and feminism. Her one-woman show, The Pleasure Project, just premiered at Hollywood Fringe Festival and is currently gearing up for a World Tour.

With Meryl Fuckin Streep, Bogle brings together her childhood fondness for Barbies with her child-like obsession with Meryl Streep, while also exploring her personal disillusionment with being an artist in Hollywood.

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Director Statement

I wanted to make a film that mixed Barbies with live action. I tried to hunt down examples of other filmmakers who had done this. Apparently, no one has before. An early influence was Todd Haynes’ Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story, but his film doesn’t have any live actors in it.

I love working with Barbies because their faces have this creepy neutrality that allows the audience to project their own emotions onto them. Their lack of expression embodies the very nature of soullessness, and therefore provided a perfect foil for the human writers in MERYL FUCKIN STREEP, because the film is about selling out in Hollywood.