This movie won me over within the first minute of it being on. Frank Henenlotter is a mad genius! His films are intentionally funny and ridiculous but there is so much care put into them. From the intelligent and self-aware script that combines nasty exploitation elements with drug war/sex work commmentary to the DIY special effects and makeup, this oddity simply has so much going in it's favor. If I just had those interesting parts, I would be satisfied but…
Pair this with Liam Kyle Sullivan/Kelly's SHOES viral classic for maximum results. The stinging yet hilarious line by her mother when she says "What did you expect? Con-dams??" ACTUALLY YES MOM BECAUSE NOW I HAVE TO GO DO SHADY SHIT JUST SO I DON'T DIE OF PNEUMONIA BECAUSE I ROUTINELY WALK IN THE RAIN WITH NO UMBRELLA OR SHOES TO SUPPORT OUR WHOLE SHIT FAMILY!!!!
OH, BY THE WAY BITCH, FUCK YOU!!!!
Robert Ryan really was one of the best. What a great presence he has here. First an observer and then participant in this night of bloody matches and missed opportunities. While this is steeped in the stylings of noir, I was surprised to learn how much of this is strictly a boxing movie. Before the actual conflict reaches our protagonists, it mostly functions on the sadness of these two people who love each other yet can't find a middle ground.…
Countless things in this film that amaze me but having a celibate protagonist eliminates so much of the extremely tired and yawn-inducing cliches in tales of young people coming back home and meeting some guy/girl that makes them ~feel new things~. Not everything is a bone-fest and problems not involving your sexual organs are important too. As an avid film watcher and homosexual, I get really bored with heteronormative twenty-somethings films where the only catharsis and conflict is sexual relationships.…