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Margaret Cho: Beautiful
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Armed with something more potent than lip gloss -- a mouth so shocking and raunchy it should be stamped with a warning. Cho toured America with her manifesto: "This show is really about how we should feel beautiful,"" says Cho. When you feel beautiful, you're going to have more of a willingness to use your voice to speak.
Shot at the Long Beach Terrace Theater, Cho's latest stand-up concert film, Beautiful, explores the good, bad, and downright ugly in beauty, and the unattractive politicians and marketers who shape our world.
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Recorded in the run-up to the 2008 election, this show is half comedy and half call to action. Of course, that's par for Margaret Cho's course. If you've seen her before, little here will surprise you. Cho's humor is based on seeing the world from a skewed angle, letting her point out truths that most of us miss. And she doesn't let us down: every joke is up to her standards. Every line will either make you laugh or offend you, and for the same reason, because she's telling the truth.
But because she starts so high, the sustained energy smacks of desperation. The jokes are individually great, but as a set, they struggle to hang together. She screams for us to acknowledge her. I got tired watching her. And somewhere after the one-hour point, a switch flipped. I could see that this was funny stuff, but I couldn't muster more than an occasional chuckle. She just wiped me out. More careful timing might have saved this show. I love Margaret, but this show doesn't hang together.
Beautiful is wonderfully done. Margaret managed to keep the flow of her jokes moving from one topic to the next. My friends and I laughed so hard that we had a hard time finding time to breath. Her jokes are shameless, but you can't help laughing at them. She tackles a little bit on political scandals and mostly her journey wanting to be recognized as beautiful. I find her sense of humor refreshing. I don't cuss and I consider myself spiritual, but I don't mind vulgarity and jokes on religions. If you do, then you may want to reconsider watching this movie. Otherwise, with an open mind, I guarantee you'll have a blast.
Warning: if you are a republican who worships Sarah Palin, you may not want to watch this.
If you like any of her past performances then this DVD will make you very happy.
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