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I'm the one that I want
Cho, Margaret.
Publication Information:
New York : Fox Lorber CentreStage : Distributed by Winstar TV & Video, [2001]

Physical Description:
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
This film captures comedian Margaret Cho at home in San Francisco, in her first appearance at the Warfield Theater. The spine of the show is the appalling true story of her experiences starring in the short-lived ABC sitcom "All-American Girl, " the first mainstream television comedy built around an Asian-American family. Although her character was based on herself, the network decided to revamp her appearance and her personality. Her kidneys collapse, her show is canceled, and she begins a descent into booze, pills, and self-loathing. Ms. Cho spins lack of self-esteem into comic gold, and the eventual resurrection of her own voice, her own shape, and satisfaction with being the one she wants.
General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2000.

Special features: Trailer (2 min.); Filmography [text feature]; The making of 'I'm the One That I Want' [featurette] (40 min.); Audio commentary with Christopher Schelling, Lorene Machado, Karen Taussig [optional audio feature]; Raves, praise, and awards [testimonials] (5 min.).
Karl Lagerfeld -- Fag hags -- Gay bars -- Vidal Sassoon -- Stick it in -- Chippendale Dancers -- Gay porn -- Lesbian Love Boat -- Horse races -- Are you gay? -- Mother's message -- Grandfather -- All-American Girl -- My face -- Wash you . . . -- You're a star -- Twist, chin -- Community property -- Asian-American -- Me so horny -- Hollywood casualty -- Animal shelter -- Casting couch -- Unnecessary head -- Sexy drunks -- Wet bed -- Pot of rice -- Ass master.
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MPAA Rating: Not rated.
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PN1969.C65 C4737 2001V Adult DVD Central Library
PN1969.C65 C4737 2001V Adult DVD Central Library

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Survivor of sitcom hell, whipping girl for the Hollywood caste system, self-described slut, unabashed fag hag, and, above all, fabulously funny comedienne, Margaret Cho is a legend unto herself. In 1994, Cho, a veteran of the stand-up circuit, was tapped to star in her own sitcom, All-American Girl. The ensuing insanity that came with Cho's stardom -- eating disorders, alcohol and drug problems -- taught her a hard lesson in Hollywood politics and the price of being cast as a role model for an entire ethnic group. Fortunately, Cho was able to overcome a number of obstacles to regain her sanity; even more fortuitously for her fans, she turned her experiences into the basis for her one-woman show, "I'm The One That I Want." The show, which proved enormously successful, included observations on everything from Hollywood hypocrisy, Cho's Korean mother, gay bars, doing a gig on a lesbian whale-watching cruise in Alaska, and why straight male porn actors tend to be so incredibly ugly. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi