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Pedro Almodóvar’s New Film Is Not Only His Gayest Ever, It’s His Biggest Hit

With a kitschy trailer that features a trio of flight attendants dancing and lip-synching to the Pointer Sisters,  you know you’re in PePedro Almodóvarrritory. Now the great Spanish filmmaker calls his new movie I’m So Excited his “gayest film ever” and it’s given Almodóvar his biggest opening weekend gross of his illustrious career

almodovar1The film, considered a return to the pure comedy of his earlier films such as Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, was just released in Spain (with the title Los Amantes Pasajeros) and is set for a June 28 U.S. release and will feature cameos from Almodóvar regulars Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz.  The Guardian  describes the film as “a screwball comedy set in a transatlantic jet, full of mile-high blow jobs and dancing cabin stewards camping it up to the Pointer Sisters.”

No wonder the Oscar-winning director tells the paper it’s “my gayest film ever.”

Sounds like the perfect tag line for the poster.