Oliver Korittke and Tommy Hilfiger - Oliver Korittke, Thommy Hilfiger Germany CEO Oliver Timm Berlin, Germany - Vernissage "Noise - Young American Photography" sponsored by Tommy Hilfiger held at a loft at Falckenstreinstrasse in Kreuzberg Wednesday 19th September 2007
Husky men in drag may be good for a sketch-comedy guffaw, but as the basis for an entire movie the idea always gets stretched way too thin.
It's the difference between "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," a good movie with authentic transvestites who happen to be fun and funny, and "To Wong Fu, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar," an inane movie built on nothing more than the incongruity of seeing Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes and John Leguizamo in flamboyant frocks. (OK, Leguizamo looked pretty damn good.)
But far worse than even "To Wong Fu" is "All the Queen's Men," in which decking out burly boys as "broads" is little more than a fatuous gimmick -- the kind of 25-words-or-less concept that is the basis of most bad movies: Wouldn't it be funny if a bunch of Allied soldiers went undercover as assembly-line women in a German factory during World War II?
Continue reading: All The Queen's Men Review
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