Monday, February 28, 2011
Ticked Off Trannies With Knives (2010)
This film played during a short theater run in my backyard of Dallas, TX last year but I never got a chance to see it. Many thanks to my wife's hairdresser for passing this along for my viewing pleasure.
Meet Emma Grashun, Rachel Slurr, Tipper Sommore, Bubbles Cliquot and emcee Pinky La' Trimm. All are performers at the local cabaret which specializes in serving your more alternatively lifestyled crowd. Bubbles being the only naturally born woman of the bunch (I think; my penis was confused on more than one occasion), laments to her friends before the show about her douchebag boyfriend and has the shiner to prove it. After the show, they convince her to go out for some much needed libations and girl talk.
At the bar, a Tarantino-esque dialogue scene ensues where the girls have a roundtable discussion about how they hide their man bits and the woes of being a tranny. Emma and Rachel notice some cute little Mexicano chicharrones eyeing them from across the room. After a bit of small talk, they convince the lovely ladies to come back to their place and guilt Bubbles into taking them there so they can get their freak on.
Arriving at the hang out, instead of getting some much needed action, they're instead ambushed by Bubble's asshole, homophobic boyfriend. And each are brutally beaten with a baseball bat. The girls survive though, with Bubbles inheriting a mean lisp in the process. So guess what happens next? Bitches be mad son!
The girls get all latex'd, make-up'd and strapped full o' knives. They then head out to turn the tables on the boys by luring them to Bubble's pad. After a game of card deck roulette, with the other girls waiting outside, the group is ambushed and then it's payback time! Anally inserted knives and guns, long Star Trek-esque knives that would make Rambo smile, and the shit hits the proverbial fan. It's bloody, it's gory, it's howlingly good fun.
I know we all need another retrosploitation movie like we need a hole in the head. But writer/director Israel Luna is genuinely gifted and he has a knack for both the comedic as well as the over the top insanity which is needed to make these types of films work. He is 2 for 2 now, with Fright Flick being a slasherifficly good time (review here). I can't wait to see what he does next.
Cortez the Killer