Pretty sure you all have seen American Mary already but if you haven’t get thee forth post haste and do so! Man, did I love this movie. It’s got one of my biggest all time girl crushes in it, Katharine Isabelle from my beloved Ginger Snaps, and the story itself is just kickawesome. I never knew what was going to happen next and that so rarely happens these days.
Mary’s just your typical med student who wants to be a surgeon, who’s also up to her eyeballs in debt, a total starving student as she says at one point. To make ends meet, she decides to try to her hand at stripping but things don’t exactly go as planned. Instead of stripping, she’s asked by the club’s owner to help save the life of one of his boys who is extremely hurt for whatever reason. $5000 if she agrees to help him out. So of course she does. I would too for that kind of money and I’m not even in med school.
Next she starts to get harassed by a woman named Beatrice, a dancer from the club, who has had extreme body modification done to look like Betty Boop, while really she just looks uber creepy. Bea has a friend who wants to be a living Barbie doll and as such wants…well…she wants the full Barbie package including the whole no genitalia and asexuality bit. Once again there’s a lot of money on the table and since Mary’s still in debt, she once again agrees to do it. Poor Mary, this is really the start of her downfall.
After Mary does this surgery, more follow till…well…if you actually haven’t seen this one, I don’t want to ruin it for you but let’s just say Mary gets drawn into a seedy underworld and then something unspeakable happens to her that makes her go just a teensy bit cray. Just a teensy bit though… 😉
Seriously, this movie rocks more than words can describe so if you haven’t seen it GO NOW!!! I included a link up top just for you! Damn, I love Katharine Isabelle. She is so phenomenal and so incredibly hot. I need to go watch this again, like right now. Laterz.
Today was supposed to be a review of The Sinful Dwarf but apparently the universe has decided I shouldn’t watch this movie because it’s making it really, really hard for me to find and watch. So I am sooooo sorry, theipc!!! I’m sincerely hoping to have the movie in hand in time to watch and review for Friday!
I really don’t have the words to describe my overwhelming adoration of Ginger Snaps but I’ll try. This is without a doubt my favorite werewolf movie of all time and it’s the only one I’ve seen (though there are probably more) that link a woman’s monthly curse to lycanthropy. Starring Katharine Isabelle (LOVE!!) and Emily Perkins, the movie is a dark, violent, sexy fun good time.
Ginger (Isabelle) and Brigitte (Perkins) are an unusually close pair of sisters who live by the mantra “Out by sixteen or dead on the scene, but together forever.” Gloriously goth (I think it was still called goth in this era), the sisters do all sorts of fun things like creating gruesome death scenes and taking photos or playing “Search and Destroy” at school (pick out a person and describe how they’ll die). The Fitzgerald girls have some issues.
On the eve of her first period, Ginger gets bitten by a werewolf and starts to undergo some….unusual changes, while Brigitte races to find a way to cure her of her newfound sexin’, partyin’, killin’ and eatin’ people tendencies (which is mostly achieved by hanging out with the school druggie – dude’s smarter than your average pothead!) during which time Ginger slips further and further away from her sister. Seriously, this movie has everything. Family drama, werewolves, gothiness to the core. And the best part? It’s the first of a trilogy. While this one is fine as a standalone, the other two aren’t terrible to watch at all. They don’t compare but they’re nice little bonuses in the Fitzgerald story. Oh!! And Mimi Rogers plays their mom. You may know her as Tom Cruise’s first wife.
If you’re not already enticed into watching this (and seriously I don’t understand how that could be except for how I can’t seem to truly find the words for this epicness), I leave you with some awesome quotes and the trailer:
The fuck, B. This is your idea. If you don’t like your ideas, stop having them.
A girl can only be a slut, a bitch, a tease, or the virgin next door.
I get this ache… And I, I thought it was for sex, but it’s to tear everything to fucking pieces.