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Directed by Michael Schiralli, Varla Jean and the Mushroomheads is a mockumentary chronicling the daffy diva’s attempts to mount a low-budget children’s television show. After years of performing in dive bars and bathhouses around New Orleans, semi-celebrity and loose chanteuse Varla Jean Merman (Jeffery Roberson) is watching her audience get older by the minute. In a last-ditch effort to prop up her sagging career, Varla decides to go after a younger crowd – kids. Recruiting former child star Donna Drake (from Dear Alex & Annie) and composer-performer Seth Rudetsky, Varla sets out to cobble together a show that will be educational, entertaining and, most importantly, launch her into stardom with the pre-pubescent set. Saddled with two unwilling co-stars, a bitter actor and a former pageant coach (plus a porn star/born again Christian pianist played by Tom Judson aka “Gus Mattox”), Varla must learn the importance of being part of a team if her dream is to be realized. After acclaimed success as an international chanteuse, Varla Jean is ready for her closeup in this hilariously inappropriate comedy!

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