August 6, 2019
The female empowerment buddy film Miss Arizona will come out on DVD and digital Aug. 27 from Cinedigm.
The story follows Rose Raynes (Johanna Braddy), a woman who was crowned Miss Arizona 15 years ago. Now a bored housewife trapped in a less-than-ideal marriage, she accepts an invitation to teach a life skills class at a women’s shelter. Digging out the relics of her pageant queen past, Rose attempts to share her platform speech with a room of four disinterested women dodging abusive exes. When trouble shows up at the shelter, what the women really need is for Rose’s shiny SUV to keep them out of harm’s way, so they embark on a wild, all-night adventure through the streets of Los Angeles.
Inspired by the Women’s March in fall 2016, writer/director Autumn McAlpin (Waffle Street, Shadow) and producer DeAnna Cooper worked together to assemble a cast and crew that were over 70% women and/or people of color, as well as putting together an all-female soundtrack with hits by musicians including P!nk, Lorde, Shania Twain, Donna Summer, MILCK, Kacey Musgraves and more, all of whom loved the pro-women message of the film, according to the studio.
The film also stars Robyn Lively (The Karate Kid Part III, Teen Witch), Dana Wheeler-Nicholson (“Nashville,” Fletch), Otmara Marrero (Crackle’s “Startup”), Shoniqua Shandai (“I am the Night,” “People Just Do Nothing”), Steve Guttenberg (3 Men and a Baby, Short Circuit), Missi Pyle (Ma, Nobody’s Fool), and Willam and Ginger Minj of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”