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An Israeli feel-good comedy from 2013 by director Eytan Fox, telling the story of six friends (five women and one very gay man) who become the representatives of Israel on an international singing contest (which is not in any way the Eurovision Song Contest) after submitting an improvised number to the selecting committee as a joke.

Absolutely not to be confused with the incredibly dark My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Fan Fic by the same name.


This film contains examples of:

  • Actor Allusion: All of the main characters have the same name as their actors, and are based in some way on their public image or their typecast.
    • Ofer Shechter is known for playing gay charcters - this is his third Camp Gay role.
    • Yael Bar Zohar was Israel's number one it girl in the nineties. Her charcter, Yael Kahan, is a former beauty queen who has been scarred by her time in the spotlight.
  • As Himself: Édouard Baer.
  • Birds of a Feather: Keren and Aviv - nerds with a former Speech Impediment.
  • Butch Lesbian: Downplayed with Efrat, who is more indie than butch. Her girlfriend, however, is a full blown Tomboy.
  • Camp Gay: Ofer. Brought up to eleven with the director, who sports a dangling golden earring and a snakeskin print shirt.
  • Closet Key: Fox's favorite trope - a plucky twink (Ofer) falls in love with a closeted, Straight Gay guy (Assi). Through their relationship the Straight Gay finds the courage to come out.
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  • Color-Coded Characters: All the members of the band have a Color Motif, and are Colour-Coded for Your Convenience as per stereotype- Anat is red, Dana is blue, Keren is green, Yael is yellow, Efrat is purple and Ofer is white or pink.
  • Comically Serious: Efrat has shades of this.
  • Daddy's Girl: Dana lives with her father at the age of 27 and is very dependent of his approval.
  • Five-Token Band: discussed. Noticing the band already has two token members - a lesbian and a Camp Gay, the PR manager jokes that they only need an Arab member to represent all walks of life in Israel.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Anat, who runs a bakery.
  • Gay Best Friend: Ofer is this to the girls. Somewhat subverted with Efrat, who is also gay.
  • Girl Group: subverted - they have one male member. In partial drag.
  • Go-Getter Girl: Yael and Dana.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Guy:Ofer to Assi.
  • Team Mom: Anat, who is significantly older than the other members of the band.
  • Transparent Closet: The russian singer, complete with a sequined blazer and a "wife".
  • Wet Blanket Wife: Anat is implied to be one.