“Egghead & Twinkie” is an exciting and heartfelt road trip coming of age movie

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Sabrina Jieafa and Asahi Hirano lying on a bed looking and smiling at each other.
Egghead & Twinkie: Sabrina Jieafa, Asahi Hirano. © CanBeDone Films LLC
Egghead & Twinkie movie poster
Egghead & Twinkie. © CanBeDone Films LLC

As individuals of the LGBTQ community, sometimes it can be hard to feel the need to want to really prove to others that your identity is valid. It can be a challenging thing to face due to others not being in our shoes.

Some people have a lack of capacity to fully understand our truth. This topic has not been explored too much on film, but fortunately, here it is.

Egghead & Twinkie is a new movie out now. The plot follows two best friends going on an adventure and learning some valuable lessons.

Vivian, who is better known by Twinkie, comes out to her parents as a lesbian and her dad is filled with anger. She then decides to go on a road trip with her best friend, nicknamed Egghead, so Twinkie can meet her online crush in person. Together the two end up having a fun and crazy journey.

This film is a true blast. While there have been many films where the setting is on a road trip, this movie had a zany quality to it, which made it feel ultra-fresh and exciting.

There is a lot of colorful animated visuals added in, which brings a sense of uniqueness to the movie. This ended up making it a super fun journey. The lessons Twinkie learns end up being impactful for the audience.

This film definitely is a must-watch for anyone in the community because of how inspiring it is. The theme of not needing to prove who you are to anyone serves as such an important reminder. The film also shows that those who really love us will take time to truly accept our sexual identity. Those themes are shown very well here throughout the movie.

Louis Tomeo and Sabrina Jieafa sitting at a table looking at each other with their arms crossed
Egghead & Twinkie: Louis Tomeo and Sabrina Jieafa. © CanBeDone Films LLC

The friendship Egghead and Twinkie shared was shown in such a cute and playful way. There were a lot of compelling aspects to their relationship. While at times, they did have some emotional drama during the road trip. Ultimately, they share a life-changing adventure filled with joy, acceptance, and love.

Egghead & Twinkie is an awesome coming-of-age story. The exciting elements and queer twist adds a lot of excitement to the familiar road trip movie. It features important messages that will help inspire many viewers. With a few memorable action-comedy sequences thrown in too, and a lot of moving heartfelt moments, this definitely is a trip you will want to hop on and give a watch.

4.5/5 stars 

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