The Coen brothers are taking a break from being The Coen Brothers to make movies on their own for a bit. In 2021, Joel Coen made his adaptation of Macbeth, a bleak, brilliantly staged, black-and-white version starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand. Now it’s Ethan’s turn with the first trailer for Drive-Away Dolls, a lesbian road-trip movie that looks like an absolute blast.
The story follows Jamie and Marian, two friends on an impromptu road trip to Tallahassee, Florida, where they meet a typically Coen Brothers-esque series of absurd and inept criminals and very memorable side characters.
Even better, according to Ethan Coen himself, this movie is only 83 minutes long — a perfect length for any movie — and just the first in a trilogy of queer B-movies that he’s working on.
Drive-Away Dolls also stars Pedro Pascal, Matt Damon, Colman Domingo, Bill Camp, and Beanie Feldstein. In addition to directing the movie, Ethan Coen co-wrote it with frequent Coen Brothers editor Tricia Cooke.
Drive-Away Dolls is set for release on Sept. 22.