Monday, August 16, 2010

Fan-Boy Icon #21

Once in a while, you come across someone unusual that is all over the place, but you never quite noticed before. Case in point, Alexis Arquette, aka Eva Destruction.

Born Robert Arquette, Alexis is the sibling of Hollywood notables David, Patricia, and Roseanna. Alexis has 66 acting credits, according the the IMDb, including small roles in Californication, Lords of Dogtown, Friends, Xena: Warrior Princess, She's All That, Bride of Chucky, The Wedding Singer, Pulp Fiction, Of Mice and Men (1992), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (movie), and Alien Nation. Alexis portrays males and females in these appearances.

The movie that got me interested was Killer Drag Queens on Dope, which I watched because it listed Nerd Girl of Note and Russ Meyer favorite, Haji, in the cast. Haji is only in one scene, but over-all, the movie was a lot of fun.

Killer Drag Queens on Dope is the story of Ginger, and accomplished transvestite assassin, and her protegé, Coco (Omar Alexis). Ginger's boyfriend, Bobby (Mario Diaz), is part of the local mob and is expected to perform hits despite his inability to do them. To help him out, Ginger does his hits for him. They hope to raise enough money to afford Ginger's gender reassignment surgery, despite Coco's complaints that it is unnecessary. Eventually, of course, an assassination goes wrong, and the mob finds out about Ginger. They plan to take her out, and Bobby assists. Once Ginger has prevailed and discovers Bobby's duplicity, she rejects the notion of changing herself, and does away with him.

Despite it's oddness, Killer Drag Queens on Dope is a funny movie. It is extremely low budget, and looks like an '80s porno. A lot of the humor is of the Ru Paul's Drag Race variety, but most of it comes across for the less drag-familiar of us. Arquette has all the charm of the Arquette family, with great timing and line delivery. Not too shabby with the fight scenes either. This is a Netflix streamer, so if you are a user it is well worth your 80 minutes.


Daskaea said...

Oh gads, I *HAVE* to see this now. This looks freaking awesome!

Darius Whiteplume said...

It is pretty funny. Watch it before tomorrow if you need a Garishly Gay Tuesday post :-D

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