This was one of the more enjoyable reads.
A lot, and I mean A LOT, of time was spent doing these mock-ups. Anything to get a Rita Rudner back into the conversation, though…
More like Dallas TRYERS Club… of my patience! I thought it was hollow, unimpressive and suffice to say, on the very bottom tier of the AIDS movie genre - honestly, the ill-fated 2005 film adaptation of Rent made me feel more.
Had it not been for the physical transformations of two actors with apparent death wishes for their kidneys, it would have looked like a TV movie. And I’m not so sure that the actual STORY was that significant… if anything, it was a minor subplot in the early days of AIDS that had more to do with fuckery at the FDA than anything. I’m just sayin’… THIS was a more pressing tale to tell than a Vito Russo biopic? Really?
Jared Leto was charming and committed as Rayon (like Drag Race’s Willam with a southern drawl), but he hardly had Monique-in-Precious-level heavy lifting to do. If he gets the Oscar, which he’s very favored to, it’ll be because OMG HE’S A STRAIGHT ACTOR THAT STEPPED INTO THE UNCHARTED WATERS OF A TRANSGENDERED FREAK HOW BRAVE OF HIM. Again, if McConaughey gets the Oscar, it’ll 100% be due to a physical transformation, which, sure, FINE… but to the same end, someone give the Nobel Peace Prize to Kirstie Alley for Dancing With The Stars, because they both lost equal body mass and demonstrated equal range.