Thoughts on Itty Bitty Titty Committee

Monday, November 29, 2010 5:54 PM By Simon

-Anna (Melonie Diaz), recently dumped lesbian who works at a plastic surgeon's office, by some turn of events, joins a group of radical feminists, and falls in love with their leader (Nicole Vicius). And they spraypaint stuff and shit.

-Okay, pros: Anna is out, and her family isn't all pissy about it, in fact, they're all very nonchalent, which is always refreshing. When they aren't arguing about their love lives, the group (calling themselves the C(I)A, Clits in Action) is pretty entertaining, while they figure out new ways to stick it up the Man's ass. Melonie Diaz doesn't get nearly enough credit, always a secondary character or love interest, so it's nice to see her get a starring role. There's some funny lines. Enjoyable. Excellent soundtrack.

-Cons: When Anna starts going off on her new-found feminist rants, it's all so painfully obvious. There's nothing new, nothing daring, all radical feminist cliches with nothing to back it up. The group has no specific goal but to put up paper-mache Angela Davis statues, spray paint plastic surgeon's offices, deface advertisements, and rally against marriage (at a gay marriage rally, which was never going to go well). It's weak and the romantic plots are fucking boring, because honestly, the person everyone's falling around over is pretty bland. The C(I)A's version of satire is lame. Juvenile humor, which I guess is fine, since it's mostly aimed at teenaged girls.

-Camera work is nice. I haven't seen any of the other movies from Jamie Babbit (But I'm a Cheerleader has been on my list forever), so I can't speak on improvement either way, but much of the fault can go towards the screenplay.

-Also, lot of lesbians making-out, if you're into that.

3 comments:

SugaryCynic said...

I've never seen this one, but my roommate from last year showed me But I'm A Cheerleader and it is cheesy as hell but so damn adorable. Also Dante Basco is in it!

November 29, 2010 at 7:09 PM
Andreas said...

I might yet check out IBTC, but this is pretty disappointing to read. But I'm a Cheerleader has SOME juvenile humor, but it's still delightful and sharply satirical throughout, so you should definitely still watch it, if only to give the MPAA the finger.

November 29, 2010 at 8:43 PM
Simon said...

Sugary: Of course he is.

Andreas: Giving them the finger is so meta.

December 1, 2010 at 4:05 PM