Release Date: March 24th, 2006 (Quad Cinema) by Two Lions Productions.
Directed by John Catania and Charles Ignacio.
BASIC PREMISE: A documentary about actor and playwright Charles Busch.
ENTERTAINMENT VALUE: Those who don’t know anything about Charles Busch will be shocked by all of his energy, charisma and remarkable creativity. Directors John Catania and Charles Ignacio include plenty of footages from Busch’s plays where Busch stylishly—and fearlessly—dresses in drag, i.e. in Theodora, She-Bitch of Byzantium and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom . Interviews with his relatives shed even more light on an already colorful character who truly loves to entertain. From Broadway, Busch easily moves to Hollywood in films such as Psycho Beach Party and Die Mommie Die! . Famous celebrities such as Jason Priestly, B.D. Wong, Kathleen Turner and Rosie O’Donnell speak highly of him while discussing their own experiences with him. The many lively and warm interviews Busch provide you with a very absorbing, fascinating and personal look into what him unique as both a self-confident human being and as a marvelous and hilariously entertaining “lady”.
SPIRITUAL VALUE: Ultimately, it’s inspiring to know that Charles Busch has “found himself” through art. He comes across as a truly brave and complex individual who has been through a lot in life, but, fortunately, manages to succeed as an icon in the world of theater and film.
INSULT TO YOUR INTELLIGENCE: None.
NUMBER OF TIMES I CHECKED MY WATCH: 1
IN A NUTSHELL: Absorbing! A lively, warm and often funny celebration of a truly unique “lady”!
RECOMMENDED WAY TO WATCH: Movie Theater (1st Run)
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