By Alice King
Updated February 01, 2001 at 05:00 AM EST
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Credit: Cecil B. Demented: Abbot Genser

Like whacked out Mickey Rooneys and Judy Garlands, director John Waters’ motley band of ”guerrilla” filmmakers — led by Stephen Dorff’s eponymous gonzo auteur — put on their own show, kidnapping mainstream movie star Honey Whitlock (Melanie Griffith) to do it. Cecil B. Demented has its moments — the gang trashes a multiplex and shoots up the set of ”Gump Again,” starring Kevin Nealon — but Hollywood dreck is an easy target, and it’s never clear what, exactly, these kids want to replace it with. They have their causes: pro- porn, anti- MPAA ratings, but in the end, the art they’re fighting for is just plain bad.

Cecil B. Demented

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 87 minutes
director
  • John Waters

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