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|Killer Drag Queens on Dope|
Actors: Alexis Arquette, Lawrence Hilton Jacobs, Omar Alexis
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Comedy
This is the story of Ginger and Coco, two dolls with a little secret...They're contract killers. Ginger is hell on heels and Coco never met a drug she didn't like. Together, they're Killer Drag Queens on Dope!
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Amos Lassen | Little Rock, Arkansas | 02/08/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Killer Drag Queens on Dope"
Amos Lassen and Cinema Pride
I, for one, happen to like trash and "Killer Drag Queens on Dope" has all those necessary items to make it a trashy movie a plot that is totally outrageous, has wonderful one-liners (with transfer value), is replete drugs, drugs and more drugs and features one massive roller skating drag queen. Could you want anything more than that? I hear what you are already saying--why would anyone want to see such a movie? I loved its simplicity, its originality and the sheer nerve it took to even think about making it.
Ginger and Coco are drag queens who are druggies and take on hits for Ginger's boyfriend (a mobster), Bobby. This is the movie. Neither characters nor plot are developed. Instead we have a series of scenes which are bizarre to the nth degree as we watch the "girls" murder Bobby's enemies. The murders alone are hilarious. Ginger "offs" one guy by sitting on his face. In another scene "she" dresses as a nun. Other wonderful murders involve the use of poison darts, fencing epees. The finale alone is worth waiting for. When the "girls" are not busy committing murder, they are busy drugging it up.
This is a very funny movie. The storyline is the title of the movie so you are not required to do any thinking whatsoever. "Killer Drag Queens" looks like a home movie and that is exactly what it is. The camera work is minimal, the plot is..is there one?
It is pure escapism for 83 minutes. Alexis Arquette is
a witty and sympathetic Ginger. His drag is not a walking joke and obviously his alter ego of "Eva Destruction" helped him find his character. Omar Alexis is Coco, a drag queen who lives, eats and breathes "Lovely Linda Dolls". The rest of the cast is just as good but it is the script that gives everyone the vehicle to perform in the crazy ways they do,
If you love those old time B movies, you can't help but have fun with the killer drag queens. The director knew to what audience he was catering and worked it beautifully. The humor is irreverent and wins you over as does the enthusiasm of the cast.
"Killer Drag Queens on Dope" is a fun, campy and very strange flick. I am glad I saw it. If you are a fan of this kind of thing, you will enjoy it as much as I did. With its bad acting, lousy cinematography, camp humor and silly dialog, it is a great way to spend a little time having fun.
Kerry Walters | Lewisburg, PA USA | 06/16/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"At a first glance, "Killer Drag Queens on Dope" is a film that, depending on one's mood, comes across as either annoyingly stupid or hilariously campy. But dig a little deeper, and you realize that it's actually a clever gender-bending of any number of stereotypes involving not only realworld masculine and feminine roles, but also hackneyed Hollywood portrayals of men and women.
It's also, by the way, just an incredibly fun film to watch. Alexis Arquette as Ginger, one of the drag queen killers, steals the whole show with her acting versatility. (She's also gorgeous, by the way.) Omar Alexis' performance as her sidekick Coco is also good (ditto on the gorgeous part), as is Don Edmonds' deadpanned and hilarious performance as Uncle A, the mafia don.
Things move from fun to interesting when you realize just how many gender stereotypies get busted by this movie. Bobby, Ginger's studly boyfriend and Uncle A's designated hitman, is too squeamish to pull off his assignments, and hands them over to his girl, Ginger. On the other hand, Ginger and Coco, feminine in an over-the-top way, are perfectly able and willing to whack guys. Uncle A's very masculine henchmen are all buffoons who, although kinda lovable, are "girly" in their timidity. And Uncle A, who comes across as a brutal piece of work somewhere between Don Corleone and Charles Manson, does a surprising bit of gender-bending himself at film's end.
Sets are minimalistic, the sound is sometimes tinny, and occasionally the editing is choppy and abrupt. I don't know if all this is a consequence of an extremely low budget, or if it's an intentional mimicking of the poor quality of the cheap 1970s exploitation films that "Killer Drag Queens" seems to be spoofing. But either way, it works."
Killer Drag Queens On Dope - Must see DVD!
Jill M. | USA, | 06/18/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
'Killer Drag Queens On Dope'. The title of the film says it all. Alexis Arquette (A.K.A. Eva Destruction) and Omar Alexis play 2 drag queens, Ginger and Coco, who are hired killers. The movie get's crazier with Coco's Lovely Linda Doll obsession, and Ginger(Alexis Arquette)'s romance. Oh, yeah, and they do some drugs. (Nothing worse that what you see on TV.)
PRO'S AND CON'S:
This is not an Oscar Award winning film and is rather low budget. The fight scenes are below the Matrix level, but flow smoothly. I think it just adds to the humor.The music is enjoyable. It has a 70's buddy-cop sound to it. You know, the funky guitar along with some techno beats.
This film is light and upbeat. With Coco's doll obsession, the crazy 'jobs', and wacky characters, this film is very comical! I found myself laughing often throughout the movie.
WHAT I LEARNED
There are 4 things I learned from this film:
1. Be your fabulous self and proud!
2. Being 'in-between' male and female can be the best of both worlds.
3. When planning a murder in costume, make sure your weapons matche your outfit.
4. Alexis Arquette has nice legs (I think I knew that before though...)
My rating? 4 Lovely Linda Dolls out of 5