Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Year 3 Day 16

movie: Drop Dead Gorgeous
starring: Jeremy London, Joshua Cox
genre: Comedy, Crime
year: 2010
format: online Netflix Canada

plot:A documentary film crew are set to follow a new up and coming model on one of her biggest jobs, only she dies in the middle of the shoot. The film crew and the modeling agency continues to work around this little inconvenience.

Necrophilia, addiction and insanity. - 'Pretty Little Death Song'  by  Headstones

I saw this, and could not get that line from that song out of my head.  You can look at this movie from a few different ways, as a satire, as a commentary on how fame is all consuming, or both.
I actually saw a lot of negative reviews on this film on Netflix Canada, most by people who didn't bother to finish the movie.  It's actually pretty brilliant. There were more then a few moments when it made me think of the old Roger Corman film Bucket of Blood.

Here, you have a mockumentary/film-noir on the price people will give to be famous. Literally giving up parts of their soul for the chance to feed off of others pain. It's sad given the state of the instant gratification generation.
This movie is funny, morbid, disturbing and more then partially right.

I'm adding the vampires label to this, simply because the entire cast are leeching off of the death of the "lead" character.

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