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The crimes of the Manson family is being told from a new – comedic(?!) – perspective in Leslie, My Name is Evil from writer-director Reginald Harkema. Apple has just premiered the trailer for this trippy-looking flick. Watch it here. A full synopsis is below.
Perry, a sheltered chemist, falls in love with Leslie, a former homecoming princess, when he is selected to be a jury member at her hippie death cult murder trial. Perry has always done what is expected of him. He was a straight-A student who got a good job at a chemical company and proposed to his Christian girlfriend, Dorothy. Leslie took a different path after she was traumatized by Kennedyâs assassination, an abortion and the divorce of her parents. She took LSD, joined a hippie death cult and helped murder a God-fearing citizen in her own home. When Perry and Leslie lock eyes in court, Perry is forced to confront the darkest parts of him and by extension, society. LESLIE, MY NAME IS EVIL is a film that explores how the choices Perry and Leslie make reflect upon the moral choices our society has made.
Harkema has dabbled on the indie circuit for a bit directing Monkey Warfare in 2006 and the documentary Better Off in Bed. He’s spent a large part of his career serving as an editor.
Leslie, My Name is Evil plays at the Toronto Int’l Film Festival on September 14.