Big City Blues

  • 1997
  • Movie
  • R
  • Action, Comedy, Crime

Enter modern-day Hollywood, where two drag queens bitch and moan as they seek druggy solace from Chrissie (Roxanna Zal), their elusive dealer. Meanwhile, plying her trade from Sunset Blvd. to sundown, hooker-naif Angela (Georgina Cates) dreams of meeting her doppleganger, a smarter version of herself whom she could learn a trick or two from. After she's...read more

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Enter modern-day Hollywood, where two drag queens bitch and moan as they seek druggy solace from Chrissie (Roxanna Zal), their elusive dealer. Meanwhile, plying her trade from Sunset Blvd. to sundown, hooker-naif Angela (Georgina Cates) dreams of meeting her doppleganger, a smarter version of herself whom she could learn a trick or two from. After she's befriended by a musician-cum-cabbie named Walter (Balthazar Getty), Angela makes a startling discovery: She does have a perfect double, Marsha, who happens to be the intended target of middle-aged hitmen Connors (Burt Reynolds) and Hudson (William Forsythe). While Angela and Walter flee from the hit intended for Marsha, Connors and Hudson get temporarily kidnapped by a black mass cult. At Chrissie's pad, the drag queens and Angela and Walter encounter trigger-happy Connors and Hudson who have a beef with Chrissie. Once again, an aspiring hipster auteur boldly goes where no man save Quentin Tarantino has gone before... and gets lost. Lurching toward a bloody, unsatisfying conclusion, writer-director Clive Fleury displays no skill at interweaving parallel storylines, no flair for staging broad comedy, and no talent for gleaning cruel laughter from the principals' sadistic bottom-feeding. The biggest casualty here are the viewers who're wounded by feeble gags and tortured by the shallow metaphysical musings of the characters.

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  • Released: 1997
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Enter modern-day Hollywood, where two drag queens bitch and moan as they seek druggy solace from Chrissie (Roxanna Zal), their elusive dealer. Meanwhile, plying her trade from Sunset Blvd. to sundown, hooker-naif Angela (Georgina Cates) dreams of meeting h… (more)

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