DIE MOMMIE DIE!

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Release Date: October 31, 2003

Starring: Charles Buisch, Jason Priestly, Philip Baker Hall, Natasha Lyonne, and Stark Sands

Genre: Comedy/Spoof

Audience: Adults REVIEWER: Dr. Tom
Snyder DIE MOMMIE DIE! is a
spoof of 1950s and 1960s soap
opera movies, sometimes
called, in a denigrating,
unnecessary fashion,
“women’s pictures.” This
material has been the subject
of spoofing from Hollywood
before, but this time, the
heroine is played by a man
dressed like a woman, with
explicit sexual
innuendoes. Charles Busch
stars as faded pop singer
Angela Arden who’s having
troubles with her marriage to
a fading movie mogul, Sol P.
Sussman. Sol seems to have the
hots for their daughter Edith,
and Angela’s relationship
with her homosexual son,
Lance, also seems a tad too
close. Meanwhile, Angela is
having an affair with actor
Tony Parker, played by Jason
Priestly. When Angela secretly
puts poison into Sol’s
suppository, Edith and Lance
join forces to try to murder
mom, whose untalented twin
sister also died
mysteriously. The purpose of
having a man in drag play
Angela seems totally lost
here, although Charles Busch
is known for such perverse
shenanigans. Even more
offensive, however, are the
many vulgar, explicit sexual
innuendoes that pepper the
movie, including the movie’s
suggestions of incest and the
lewd sexual affairs between
Angela’s gigolo Tony and her
daughter and her son. Nothing
more really needs to be said
about how abhorrent and inane
this movie is. Only the color
photography stands out in this
dung heap of cinematic excess,
which might have been funny
were it not for the R-rated
vulgarity. Please address your
comments to: Sundance Channel
Customer Service 1633
Broadway New York, NY
10019 Phone: (212)
708-1201 Website:
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Rating: R

Runtime: 88 minutes

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GENRE: Comedy/Spoof

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Summary:

DIE MOMMIE DIE! is a spoof of 1950s and 1960s soap opera movies in a story about the dysfunctional family of a faded female pop singer, who’s played by a man in drag. Even more offensive than the cross dressing lead are the many vulgar, explicit sexual innuendoes that pepper the movie.

Review:

DIE MOMMIE DIE! is a spoof of 1950s and 1960s soap opera movies, sometimes called, in a denigrating, unnecessary fashion, “women’s pictures.” This material has been the subject of spoofing from Hollywood before, but this time, the heroine is played by a man dressed like a woman, with explicit sexual innuendoes.

Charles Busch stars as faded pop singer Angela Arden who’s having troubles with her marriage to a fading movie mogul, Sol P. Sussman. Sol seems to have the hots for their daughter Edith, and Angela’s relationship with her homosexual son, Lance, also seems a tad too close. Meanwhile, Angela is having an affair with actor Tony Parker, played by Jason Priestly. When Angela secretly puts poison into Sol’s suppository, Edith and Lance join forces to try to murder mom, whose untalented twin sister also died mysteriously.

The purpose of having a man in drag play Angela seems totally lost here, although Charles Busch is known for such perverse shenanigans. Even more offensive, however, are the many vulgar, explicit sexual innuendoes that pepper the movie, including the movie’s suggestions of incest and the lewd sexual affairs between Angela’s gigolo Tony and her daughter and her son. Nothing more really needs to be said about how abhorrent and inane this movie is. Only the color photography stands out in this dung heap of cinematic excess, which might have been funny were it not for the R-rated vulgarity.

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SUMMARY: DIE MOMMIE DIE! is a spoof of 1950s and 1960s soap opera movies in a story about the dysfunctional family of a faded female pop singer, who’s played by a man in drag. Even more offensive than the cross dressing lead are the many vulgar, explicit sexual innuendoes that pepper the movie.

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