Monday, January 28, 2008

I'm not a huge Bruce LaBruce fan, but this sounds interesting...

Otto; or, Up with Dead People

The title's good and the pictures are intriguing and the synopsis from the official website is cute...I'm guessing this will probably play SIFF this year...It just played Sundance and I just read the Variety review...of course, they hated it...which means nothing. If Variety did like it, then I would be surprised and suspicious. Is this really the first gay zombie film? I find that claim a little hard to believe. Pornwise, it's been done. I have a copy of a really funny gay porn video, (and I cannot remember the title!) made by this New Orleans based filmmaker, who's name I also can't remember...Vidko Tim, Kidvo Slim or something like it. It's a movie within a movie, where the main character (played by the director) invites some friends over (male AND female) to watch a cheesy horror flick, that's a base ripoff of Night of the Living Dead populated with drag queens. It's a good film; funny and clever and very much an indy spirited/hipster kind of porn film.

Please allow me to introduce myself, I'm a boy of no wealth and some distaste. My name is Otto. I unlive in Berlin sometimes, sometimes farther north, depending on mood. Then again, I only have one mood: dead. Undead. I find it difficult to make an unliving because I am homeless. I recently starred in a movie called Otto, made by a crazy lesbian avant-garde filmmaker named Medea Yarn. She paid me a little, but I'm waiting for the royalties. Speaking of royalty, I was once anointed Prince of the Zombies. It was at a garbage dump. You had to be there. You'll have to excuse me for now. I have to go eat some roadkill. A bientot. x Otto
---from the Otto; or, Up with Dead People site.

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