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KINKY BOOTS - 2006

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ERICA HECTOR VITAL

"KINKY BOOTS" - BRITISH FETISH TO THE RESCUE

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KINKY BOOTS
Directed by: Julian Jarrold
Screenplay by: Geoff Deane and Tim Firth
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joel Edgerton, and Sarah Jane Potts

Chiwetel Ejiofor has been a busy lad. Co-starring alongside Denzel Washington in Spike Lee’s heist-thriller INSIDE MAN and playing villain in last year’s John Singleton/Mark Wahlberg vehicle FOUR BROTHERS, he is a man who with his good looks and charisma is quickly ascending the throne of sexy, enigmatic leads in Hollywood’s roster of the powerful black male actor. In the newly released British comedy/drama KINKY BOOTS the London born Ejiofor proves he is actor enough to lay claim to the throne as queen as well.

The Flick Chicks, film, video, movie reviews, critics, Judy Thorburn, Victoria Alexander, Polly Peluso, Shannon Onstot, Jacqueline Monahan, Tasha Chemplavil, Erika Hector Vital, Deborah Mitchell, Kniky Boots, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joel Edgerton, Linda Bassett, Kelly Bright, Josh Cole

Brits like camp. Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Benny Hill, wouldn’t hesitate to throw on a skirt and a pair of knickers. And when they did there was all sorts of mincing and prancing about to justify the illicit thrill of finding themselves elevated by a pair of high heels. Like these fellow countrymen, director Julian Jarrold understands the appeal of dressing up. He understands it so well that he and screenwriters Tim Firth (Calendar Girls) and Geoff Deane are not afraid to skip the camp and let the sex-appeal of red leather, make-up, and the unabashed seduction to be found in a pair of stilleto boots and a riding crop, speak for themselves.

The Flick Chicks, film, video, movie reviews, critics, Judy Thorburn, Victoria Alexander, Polly Peluso, Shannon Onstot, Jacqueline Monahan, Tasha Chemplavil, Erika Hector Vital, Deborah Mitchell, Kniky Boots, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joel Edgerton, Linda Bassett, Kelly Bright, Josh Cole

It is to actor Chiwetel Ejiofor’s credit that as a man of some size he is willing to step out of the shadows of the stock impression of the cross dresser and let the beauty of the masculine exist within the feminine. Ejifor’s Lola knows what she wants. And as she croons in one of her torchier moments in tribute to the vamp of all vamps Rita Hayworth, “Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets.”

The Flick Chicks, film, video, movie reviews, critics, Judy Thorburn, Victoria Alexander, Polly Peluso, Shannon Onstot, Jacqueline Monahan, Tasha Chemplavil, Erika Hector Vital, Deborah Mitchell, Kniky Boots, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joel Edgerton, Linda Bassett, Kelly Bright, Josh Cole

What Lola wants is to be Lola. On her terms. What Joel Edgerton wants as Charlie Price, heir to a defunct shoe factory, becomes just as complicated when he discovers that the legacy of his forefathers’ hard work is not enough to sustain him, financially, or spiritually.

What Charlie Price of Price & Sons is missing is passion and neither his financee’ nor his former career have been able to provide him with that simple stuff of life. Inheriting the factory and watching another generation of sturdy Price loafers slide down the assembly line is less than fulfilling. Enter Lola.

The Flick Chicks, film, video, movie reviews, critics, Judy Thorburn, Victoria Alexander, Polly Peluso, Shannon Onstot, Jacqueline Monahan, Tasha Chemplavil, Erika Hector Vital, Deborah Mitchell, Kniky Boots, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joel Edgerton, Linda Bassett, Kelly Bright, Josh Cole

Comparisons are being drawn with another slightly kinky British work, THE FULL MONTY. KINKY BOOTS shares the altrusitic heroism of that film, a heroism that extends beyond worshipping the hero-self of American film to joining the communal-self which extends to a workforce, a family, an idea, which is often at the center of British narratives. KINKY BOOTS shares FULL MONTY’S naughty, subversive appeal but with a bigger picture in mind. The performances of Joel Edgerton as Charlie Price (Lucas fans will recognize him as Owen Lars in Episode III) and Ejiofor’s Lola are entertaining and expressive beyond the small indie film charm of its predecessor.

The Flick Chicks, film, video, movie reviews, critics, Judy Thorburn, Victoria Alexander, Polly Peluso, Shannon Onstot, Jacqueline Monahan, Tasha Chemplavil, Erika Hector Vital, Deborah Mitchell, Kniky Boots, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joel Edgerton, Linda Bassett, Kelly Bright, Josh Cole

Ejiofor’s Lola walks into a conservative North Hampton community selling sex, selling passion, selling the fascination we all have for the other, the fetish for difference. What filmgoers will buy again and again from Ejifor’s edgy and quite sexy performance is a passion for boldness, for wanting what you want and being woman enough to run toward it in your kinkiest, high-heeled boots.

EJIOFOR IN DRAG IS A FEAST FOR THE EYES AND FOR THE FETISHISTS


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