CHA CHA REAL SMOOTH is my new comfort film and now my favorite of Sundance. Being 22 myself, this is exactly the movie I needed right now. Cooper Raiff has made an extremely beautiful dramedy that had me laughing, crying & smiling like never before. Great autistic representation and 🔥 soundtrack. I had ZERO anticipation for this because I've never seen Raiff's first feature, but now I can't wait to watch this again.
This is essentially a Drag Race acting challenge stretched to feature length. Is it well written? No. Is it well directed? No. Is it well acted? Not really. Is anything about it objectively good from any type of technical standpoint? Not at all. Did I laugh and have fun? Mostly.
RuPaul trying to typecast Jan as a girl with no personality is just cruel. Also why was Brooke Lynn playing a Russian hooker? Was Katya not available? I could watch an entire movie of Latrice being the Ghost of Christmas Past/Present/Future tho. Not enough Latrice in this.
Oi. Do you Brits actually have gay sex parks or did they just make that up for this movie?
It's interesting what LGBT films get considered a classic and which ones get almost lost to history. You can't find this to watch online anywhere (legally), but this should be remembered in queer film history on the same level of something like Brokeback Mountain, Moonlight or Love, Simon. A Black queer film where the main character being gay isn't the main…
Every gay teen needs an older butch lesbian to guide them through their coming out journey and if that butch lesbian just happens to be Lea DeLaria, then I think you just won the gay lottery.
This really should be a quintessential LGBT film that all gay teens should watch on the level of something like BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER. I don't think I've personally felt seen from a queer character and their experience as much as I did with…
I'm never gonna be able to listen to The Golden Girls theme song the same ever again...
FRESH is a fucked up feature debut by Mimi Cave in all the best ways. Sebastian Stan gives his best performance that'll make me never look at him the same again. Features some scenes that had my mouth fully on the floor with an ending that drives its message home.
Why isn't Shaka in the best directing conversation?
Believe the hyped. Shaka King has elevated incredibly from his feature debut NEWLYWEEDS from 8 years ago. Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield act their asses off in the best performances of their careers. This is powerful.