lee ray

film lover, occasional writer, and certified (un)professional jackass

Favorite films

  • Showgirls
  • BloodSisters: Leather, Dykes, and Sadomasochism
  • Pink Flamingos
  • Nowhere

Recent activity

  • Red Lips


  • The Shiver of the Vampires


  • Insignificance


  • Cry-Baby


Pinned reviews

  • Secretary



    Third time around and now’s when I’ve come to the realization that this has a bit in common with some typical narratives in queer films. Mr. Grey’s “suppressing who you really are because you’re ashamed”.  Lee’s finding someone who understands her, is like her, after feeling so lost and misunderstood. Lee’s heteronormative relationship with Peter. Lee’s lack of desire for marriage or kids. It’s all so familiar to me, as a queer person (and as a person with much interest…

  • Dancer in the Dark

    Dancer in the Dark


    It's been about six years, six long years since I saw this for the first time. I remember crying throughout those last 10 minutes and the credits too, something I think was a first for a film to do to me. It was devastating, an incredibly devastating picture of the harsh realities of America crushing an idealist, a woman stuck in her own happy little musical world. And six years later it still hurts like a motherfucker, even more now…

Recent reviews

  • Cry-Baby



    This film was my intro to John Waters as a youngin’ thanks to my mother and boy… little did I know then that John Waters would be a huge inspiration to me later on in life so thanks mom for introducing me to such delightful trash! Wouldn’t be the person I am today without it!

  • Bottoms



    Even with all it’s fun absurdity and crassness, the thing that makes me crack up the most is the Complicated by Avril Lavigne needle drop for whatever reason. Cinema is funny again (sometimes)!!

Popular reviews

  • Tampopo



    ur in her dms, i’m passing an egg yolk from my mouth into her mouth we are not the same

  • Totally Fucked Up

    Totally Fucked Up


    “Heterosexuality sucks, even as a board game”