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Get to know film director Lena Murisier and her LGBTQ+ take on the classic story of Bonnie & Clyde in her short film 'Bonnie & Bonnie'.

You need to watch ‘Bonnie & Bonnie’ by film director Lena Murisier

Bonnie & Clyde. Everyone knows the name and story of one of America’s most infamous criminal couples. With numerous adaptations of the story, it’s hard for people to find a new way to tell their story. Film director Lena Murisier just cracked the code though, as her short film Bonnie & Bonnie puts a LGBTQ+ spin on the story. 

A first time director, Murisier is breaking new ground in adaptations of Bonnie & Clyde by portraying the criminal lovers as lesbians. After winning critics and audience members alike at the Venice Shorts Festival, Bonnie & Bonnie is being turned into a live-action series written and produced by Murisier. 

Get to know film director Lena Murisier and her LGBTQ+ take on the classic story of Bonnie & Clyde in her short film 'Bonnie & Bonnie'.

Lesbians taking on cheating married men

In Murisier’s version of Bonnie & Clyde, the couple are going after married men they find on various dating apps. Committing crimes to make them pay for betraying their marital vows, Bonnie & Bonnie is the crime drama you didn’t know you needed. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Bonnie & Clyde story without our troublesome couple on the run from police. 

Get to know film director Lena Murisier and her LGBTQ+ take on the classic story of Bonnie & Clyde in her short film 'Bonnie & Bonnie'.

Hitting refresh on the story

It’s no secret Hollywood is getting lazier when it comes to what projects they throw money at. Sequels, reboots, spin-offs, and re-releases rule theaters, and even reboots or retellings are getting less creative. To find a retelling that innovates the story to a new level is like finding a needle in a haystack. 

Thankfully, we’ve found just that with Bonnie & Bonnie. Taking such a classic story and giving it a modern day upgrade, along with changing the sexuality of the original couple seem like minor changes. But this makes such a difference in making the story feel original & fresh. 

Get to know film director Lena Murisier and her LGBTQ+ take on the classic story of Bonnie & Clyde in her short film 'Bonnie & Bonnie'.

From film to TV

The success of Bonnie & Bonnie, and therefore film director Lena Murisier, cannot be understated. Her first short film ever written, directed, or produced, Murisier had an instant hit on her hands with Bonnie & Bonnie. Not long after the short film’s premiere on the festival circuit, Murisier signed a production deal for the short. 

Ranked one of the top pilots on the Red List, Bonnie & Bonnie is being turned into a crime show for TV by Disrupting Influence and Rough Diamond Productions. Murisier is still heavily involved in the production of the show, acting as producer & writer for the new series. 

Get to know film director Lena Murisier and her LGBTQ+ take on the classic story of Bonnie & Clyde in her short film 'Bonnie & Bonnie'.

Keeping up the film director life

As she waits for Bonnie & Bonnie to make its small screen debut, Lena Murisier hasn’t given up on being a film director. After shooting Bonnie & Bonnie, Murisier went on to make three other short films during 2019 for the festival circuit. She also began work on her first documentary Take Us to Church, focusing on LGBTQ-affirming churches in the U.S. 

On top of all this, Murisier has a different documentary in the works with JML productions, and lent her hand as a story consultant for the hit BBC series The Secret Life of Boys

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