Hey, look at me! A gay kid got beaten to death in Laramie, Wyoming, so let's go there and interview people... and write a play using their words.
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One of the indications that a screenwriter has been living in Hollywood too long is when he start writing stories in which gorgeous, intelligent women fall in love with homely, chauvinist trolls like Rob Schneider and David Spade.
In a city where real-life Barbie dolls are only one phone call to Heidi Fleiss away for anyone who can afford them, such plots stop seeming so fantastic after a while, which is how we get movies like "Lost & Found," in which 98-pound pig Spade bagged French beauty Sofie Marceau, and this week's "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo."
Rob Schneider, late of "Saturday Night Live," is laughably cast as a romantic lead -- and a male prostitute -- in this occasionally funny fantasy for the "Beavis and Butthead" set.
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Mike Judge has an abstruse, shadowy, pessimistic but frightfullyobservant sense of humor.
The scruffy animator and humor-askewed creator of "Beavisand Butthead" and "King of the Hill," he has a style tohis comedy that just drips irony from every punch line. Judge, it seems,sees civilization crumbling around him and thinks to himself, "Thisif funny stuff."
It's this corkscrew point of view that made "Beavisand Butthead" a perceptive satire of teenage apathy, even though onthe surface it appealed only to the gene pool bottom feeders that the showwas about. It's also the reason "Office Space," Judge's firstlive-action feature as a writer and director, is such a sharp satire ofthe stale, numbing existence of the American office drone.
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One of the indications that a screenwriter has been living in Hollywood too long is...
Mike Judge has an abstruse, shadowy, pessimistic but frightfullyobservant sense of humor. The scruffy animator...