I am glad I am not Catholic. This is the one John Waters film that I will not let my Catholic friends watch. Not because I believe in sacrilege and not because I respect Catholisism. In fact, I am pretty biased against it. I just want my Catholic friends to continue to be my Catholic friends. And if they knew I loved this film, they might not.
"...a different kind of insanity," said my pal Justin. Apt statement since I said, "This is fucked up!" about every five minutes while watching this film. Another friend, Chad, suggested that I watch this film when I came to a 'dead celebrities' party dressed as Jackie O. He said my costume would be better if I had a bit of ketchup and macaroni on my dress to suggest a 'brain stain'...
I am from the 'Muppet Show' era. My favorite episode was the one with Liza Minnelli. In it, she and that big ugly monster (that I can never remember the name of) did a musical number to Copacabana. Imagine Liza Minnelli naked on rollerskates, smoking crack while the big ugly monster sells acid to schoolchildren in the Copacabana and that is the same general impression that you will get while watching 'Meet the Feebles.'
This is my second favorite film of all time. I'm not sure why. I don't know anybody else who likes this film. No one. It made my friend Stacy cry. Another friend, Justin, tells anyone who asks that they should "Never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never ever" watch this film. That's right, eight nevers.My boyfriend won't even watch this film with me. I don't care, I love it.
When I first saw Fat Man and Little Boy (Siskel and Ebert to the unenlightened) review this film, I was annoyed at the subject matter. I was like, "Yeah right. A hardcore lesbian would change for a guy...sure..." I unfortunately waited until it came out on video to see it. Mistake. Fatty and 4 eyes definitely ruined this film for me. It was much deeper than their little minds could grasp.
This is the first film I saw Ben Affleck in. Can you say yummy? He looks a lot better with a goatee. I was heartbroken when I heard that he was hanging out with that dork, Matt Damon. Oh well.
Sinead O'Connor as the Virgin Mary? Yep. The virgin Sinead appears to young Francie Brady when his life is getting a little tough and believe me, his life is pretty tough. Crazy mom and Alky dad send Francie over the edge. Soon, he is a homicidal maniac. It's hard tell what sent him over the edge - his family, his Margaret Hamilton-esque neighbor or cold war horror movies. I personally think it was Sinead.
Ted's vampire adventure.
When this film came out in the theaters, I remember seeing the commercials and thinking that I wanted to go see it. But I never did...I just never got around to it. Most people never got around to it...the most attention that the film got was from the soundtrack. It was that song that was on MTV constantly, 'Camel Walk,' by Southern Culture on the Skids (What ever happened to them?
Every time I see this flick, it gets better and better. Not the way that a fine wine gets better with age, but more like the way a pair of sneakers age. The first time you wear them, they make you uncomfortable, but with every time you wear 'em, they become a part of you. After a while, you talk your friends into trying them, but they just don't understand. Your mother says they stink and to try a different kind of shoe, but she just doesn't understand. You sneak into her room at night and beat her with your saintly sneakers....Well, maybe that's not a good analogy.
This is not Blacula. What I mean is that Blade is not about just sticking a black man in a traditionally white role to try to appeal to the black audience. Blade is about kicking some vampire ass.