Die Mommie Die

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Playwright, performer, and drag queen Charles Busch appears in the leading role as aging pop star Angela Arden in the darkly comic melodrama Die Mommie Die. Based on Busch's own play, this film marks the directorial debut of Mark Rucker. In 1967, Angela's career has hit bottom and she's trapped in a loveless marriage to film producer Sol Sussman Philip Baker Hall. She gets involved in an affair with unemployed TV actor Tony Parker Jason Priestley. After Sol suddenly dies, Angela's daughter Edith Natasha Lyonne ...
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Charles Busch, Angela Paton, Jason Priestley, Natasha Lyonne, Frances Conroy 06/29/2004 DVD 2003 Run time: 90. Brand New. ***Factory Sealed***. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed by ... Go-Getter Books. Ships same day or next business day. Give us a try. Thanks for your order. Read more Show Less

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Playwright, performer, and drag queen Charles Busch appears in the leading role as aging pop star Angela Arden in the darkly comic melodrama Die Mommie Die. Based on Busch's own play, this film marks the directorial debut of Mark Rucker. In 1967, Angela's career has hit bottom and she's trapped in a loveless marriage to film producer Sol Sussman Philip Baker Hall. She gets involved in an affair with unemployed TV actor Tony Parker Jason Priestley. After Sol suddenly dies, Angela's daughter Edith Natasha Lyonne plots a conspiracy of revenge and enlists the help of her brother, Lance Stark Sands. Also featuring Nora Dunn and Frances Conroy. Busch has previously appeared in drag for the film adaptation of his play Psycho Beach Party in 2000. Die Mommie Die premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.
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All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
The line between melodrama and camp has always been especially fine. On the one side, there's Far from Heaven, Todd Haynes' reverent Douglas Sirk homage; on the other, there's the oeuvre of drag auteur Charles Busch. Those expecting Die Mommie Die to follow in the over-the-top tradition of Psycho Beach Party, the sole previous cinematic adaptation of Busch's stage work, may be in for a surprise. For all its florid production values, operatic emotions, and satiric jabs at Sirk and Sunset Boulevard, Die Mommie Die is only slightly more exaggerated than its inspirations. Sure, it's funny, full of deliciously bawdy verbal and visual gags. And sure, everyone from Natasha Lyonne to Jason Priestley and Six Feet Under's Frances Conroy pops in to send up the archetypes of '50s "women's pictures." But for all its satire, Die Mommie Die takes its source material no less seriously than Haynes did in his justly celebrated film. Channeling Joan Crawford, Jane Wyman, Susan Hayward, and other magnificent dames, Busch turns in a black comedy with as much to say about gender roles and social conventions as any ostensibly serious period piece. Busch may prefer to wink and laugh rather than wring his hands, but that doesn't make his film any less enjoyable -- or his artistry any less impressive.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/29/2004
  • UPC: 758445904222
  • Original Release: 2003
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  • Source: Showtime Ent.
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charles Busch Angela Arden
Natasha Lyonne Edith Sussman
Jason Priestley Tony Parker
Frances Conroy Bootsie Carp
Philip Baker Hall Sol Sussman
Stark Sands Lance Sussman
Victor Raider-Wexler Sam Fishbein
Nora Dunn Shatzi Van Allen
Stanley de Santis Tuchman
Sara Gilbert Janice
Jason Segel Larry the Hippie
Paul Vinson Leather Daddy
Technical Credits
Mark Rucker Director
Robert "Sandy" Adams Set Decoration/Design
Jon Ailetcher Sound/Sound Designer
Tony Alexander Asst. Director
Michael Bottari Costumes/Costume Designer
Charles Busch Screenwriter
Ronald Case Costumes/Costume Designer
Colin Daniel Casting
Lony Dubrofsky Executive Producer
Anthony Edwards Producer
Neil Ellman Executive Producer
Kelly Evans Cinematographer
Jeff Greenberg Casting
Philip Harrison Editor
Philip Harrison Editor
Bill Kenwright Producer
Courtney King Asst. Director
Dante di Loreto Producer
Thomas G. Marquez Costumes/Costume Designer
Dennis McCarthy Score Composer
Frank Pavich Co-producer
Robert Hall Associate Producer
J.B. Tintfass Production Designer
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