Angelina is a 22 year old community college student, yearning to get out of her small town. However, her online persona, Lolz-ita, is anything but average. With a huge Instagram following, she gets thousands of likes on her feminist, sex-positive, daily posts, while moonlighting as a sugar-baby at night, or before going to school. The contrast between mundanity and celebrity, of being a sexual goddess online, and a vulnerable young woman in the “real” world is at the core of writer/director Katie Boland’s complicated character profile, which celebrates the community of young women whom creatively brand themselves on social media, but explores the paradoxes that navigating such a life ignites. Lolz-Ita was written, directed and stars Katie Boland. It had it’s North American premiere at the Austin Film Festival and was nominated for Best Narrative Short. It was also a part of TIFF’s Short Cuts: Share Her Journey, which highlights the “most exciting emerging female film makers in the world.” Lolz-ita also played the Whistler Film Festival where it was nominated for the EDA Short Film Award which recognizes female film makers. It was also nominated for jury prizes at the Dallas International Film Festival and Cucalorus.

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