Classic Film Series- He’s a Lady: A Brief History of Drag in Film- Flawless (1999)

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B2 Conference Room

Fresh City Life explores the role of male drag and crossdressing in films. Much like classic cabaret drag queens, these films represent one thing on the surface and, for those willing to look for it, reveal so much more through subtext and innuendo. Underneath the makeup and the theatrical dressing and the sharp-tongued rejoinders, there is humanity and understanding and compassion. But there are also laughs. There must always be laughs.

Flawless (1999)
Directed by Joel Schumacher. Starring Robert de Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman. “Joel Schumacher's Flawless is more fable than slice of life, and all these people and props give Robert De Niro and Philip Seymour Hoffman their opening to create two screwy characters from opposite ends of the great personality divide. The only reason you can't say they deserve each other is that nobody deserves Walt Koontz (de Niro).” Until he reveals his real and broken heart to his “frenemy,” Rusty (Philip Seymour Hoffman. Roger Ebert, rogerebert.com 112 minutes. Rated R.

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Classic Film Series- He’s a Lady: A Brief History of Drag in Film- Flawless (1999)