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never really thought margaret cho was that funny. i was very, very wrong. she's fucking hilarious. very sexuality and sex-oriented, sailing gleefully past any taboos you might have thought you had. best bit: "what if straight guys menstruated" (at one point she says, i sometimes feel a little weird talking about my period but if Richard Pryor had one, i bet HE woulda talked about it). other highlights include "everybody's a little gay," "Margaret visits the leather scene", the pussy riff, and of course "visit to Water's Gift." the weird thing is, although it's more explicit than Pryor it doesn't seem _dirty_ at all, just achingly funny. at Sunshine.
Another recommendation: Lovely and Amazing by Judith Holfcener, director of Walking and Talking. It helps to clean the toxins out of your system if you've recently seen the awful Minority Report. Don't go see Holofcener's film expecting a neat narrative arc, though. The movie just kind of ends. But the details and performances are wonderful. Think Ghost World without the male menopausal bile; Magnolia without the apocalyptic pretensions; Short Cuts without the length. It's good!
public domain looney toons
"According to Daily Variety, ad placement by major brands knocked off roughly $25 million from Minority's (Report) $102 million budget."