I am the second eldest of six children in my family. Although my siblings all get along surprisingly well, there are certain things we can NEVER agree on. One of these things is where to eat out; Each kid has a different favorite cuisine ranging from classic American diner food to Japanese. Similarly, we each have a favorite movie genre and are equally unwilling to stray from them. Over the Holiday I think we spent more time arguing over what movie to watch than actually watching them.
Fortunately there are some films that cover more than one genre. My little sister loves musicals and I love horror, and Paris Hilton as a surgery-addicted heir to the throne of a tyrannical biotech corporation + rock songs + crazy fashion turned out to be a winning combination. I’m not sure why I missed Repo! The Genetic Opera (Bousman, 2008) when it came out three years ago but in any case it’s worth watching if only for the campy goth costumes.No evil tyrant is complete without his pair of bodacious armed bodyguards to do his dirty work for him. I like the slutty futuristic take on the gangster suit. (Do I spy Limecrime’s “No She Didn’t” on the lips?).The main character, Shilo, might not have had the most epic songs but she had the best Victorian-inspired gothic lolita nightgowns and dresses. Continue reading