Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday Fun!-- Paris Hilton's Missing Face

Tough week at work?Might I recommend some sardonic humor to take the edge of the week and make your weekend truly memorable? If so, go to Netflix or Amazon or whatever your movie delivery platform is and queue up Repo: The Genetic Opera.

I may have talked about this movie before, and if I haven't, I've been remiss. Here is the basic premise:

In the future, you can trick out your body with designer organs. Heart failing? Have a new one... Drink too much? Order a liver. Just make sure you can pay, because if you fall behind, the repo man will come and take them back. And, even better, he is going to sing while he does it. Because yes boys and girls, this is actually a musical.

In the middle of the solos and slaughter is Shiloh, a young girl confined to her house by a rare disease. She searches for answers about her past and her own illness and finds herself imbedded in the succession struggle of the biotech industry responsible for manufacturing.... and repossessing... these organs.

What makes it awesome, other than the juxtaposition of gruesome with glee club? Well-crafted plot, some really good music, and a totally bizarre collection of the semi-famous in the cast, including Anthony Stewart Head, Paris Hilton (who is actually delightful), Sarah Brightman, and Ogre from Skinny Puppy.

Not for the weak of stomach or faint of heart, but if you are a little twisted, this is a great way to spend your Saturday!


  1. Here's a random bit of trivia for you...Anthony Stewart Head's brother Murray was a West End star and was the original Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar.

  2. I've never seen Paris Hilton in anything, except People Magazine while I'm in the dentist's office.

    The concept of this movie baffles me, but I'm also intrigued. I mean Sarah Brightman and Paris Hilton and glee club gruesome? Is there nothing bizarre that they've left out. :-) Thanks for the post.

    Just stopped in to join your site and say hi.