|12.05.07||Weird Wednesday|| Full disclosure: I hadn't seen this movie before tonight. I know... whatever. I'm glad I didn't watch it alone on DVD because seeing it with a crowd was really great. I think I waited too long to write this note so I'll forgo any attempt at elegance and just list the things I remember loving:|
-I think the biggest thing was that I loved that these kids were in high school. At one point Crabs says something like "I have to meet with the mayor tomorrow!" and he's running community outreach programs and feeding the homeless and he's a huge drug lord and gang leader... where does he find the time to study!? He's also like 36 and flaunting his chest hair. Whatever kind of highschool that was, it would've been great if that's where Max Fischer ended up after getting kicked out of Rushmore.
-At the roller rink, maybe I just didn't get who all was part of Crab's poly-wearing crew but I could've sworn I saw two random dudes in matching baby blue tops pull out guns and join in the shoot out. Like awww shit, EVERY time I want to go skating... glad I came prepared!
-The whole black power movement thing (foreshadowed ominously by that awesomely gutted hobo following the girls down the street) came out of nowhere and I loved the two main girls. The Pam Grier-wannabe one smiled even when she shouldn't and the other one was militant about things she didn't need to be. They were an awesome team and had an awesome armored car.
-The guy who played Dom. I can't really tell if he was a really horrible actor or if he was actually pretty good and just playing the role. Either way, he was awesome. "besides, you asked for it."
-I want to thank the film in general for giving me the term "chicken ass."
-The three main girls were all phenomenal. Hands off the fruit, faggot! Where have I seen Monica Gayle before? Maggie's eyes were crazy beautiful and Lace's sneer made the whole movie.
I'm sure there's more but I can't think of them.