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Life is only what you wonder.

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

New Review


Party Monster - (2003)
Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Seth Green, William McDermott, Wilmer Valderrama, and Marilyn Manson

Party Monster is an outrageous tale based on the true story of trend-setting "Club Kid" and convicted murderer Michael Alig.

Michael (played by the perpetually bee-stung-lipped Macaulay Culkin) arrives in NYC and enlists the aid of the original Club Kid, James St. James, on how to be "fabulous".
St. James tells him "'The road to excess leads to the palace of wisdom.' That's all you really need to know. That, and 'Don't dream it, be it'."

So begins Michaels morbidly facinating decent into drugs, depravity, and (eventually) murder.

The performances are incredible.
Green and Culkin are almost too queeny in their roles as Alig and St. James. It's amazing that straight actors can play gay so convincingly.
Marilyn Manson plays the very bizarre Christina Superstar and Wilmer Valderrama ( Fez, That 70's Show) is a very pleasant surpise as Michael's lover Keoki.

I only rented the DVD last night and I've already watched it twice.
If I'm not careful, Party Monster could end up being one of my favorite films.