Decked out with odes to the 1950s bargain-basement sci-fi films that Lichtenstein grew up on, Teeth tells the delightful yarn of a teenaged girl named Dawn (Jess Weixler) and her shark-tooth-lined vagina. (The press kit, and one seriously unlucky gynecologist, is quick to point out that the Latin term is actually vagina dentate.) Bopping back and forth from churches and schools, Dawn spends her time as an abstinence-is-rockin' faith promoter. After a speech, she meets Tobey (Hale Appleman), and the purity sparks fly. Their idea of a fun date includes a wild night of popcorn and the latest animated feature at the multiplex.
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Actress JESS WEIXLER is glad she didn't turn down the chance to work with director Mitchell Lichtenstein when she was offered the role of a woman with teeth in her vagina.
Weixler was stunned when she picked up the script for black comedy Teeth - but decided to take on the challenge.
And she was repaid with a Sundance Film Festival Jury Prize for her acting.
Weixler says, "I read the script and thought, 'Uh, OK.' And set it down.
"Then I picked it up again, and decided to take it for what it was, a black comedy. I wanted to play her like a superhero. Her power is that she happens to be anatomically gifted."
Though much of the dialogue in The Wedding Banquet is in Chinese, the action takes place in New York. Taiwanese expatriate Wai-Tung (Winston Chao) is living a fast-paced Manhattan life as a budding real estate wheeler-dealer. He lives in a lovely Greenwich Village townhouse with his affable doctor boyfriend Simon (Mitchell Lichtenstein). Wai-Tung's biggest problem: The constant long-distance phone calls from his parents (Ah Lei Gua and Sihung Lung) wondering when their beloved only son is finally going to get married.
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