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Title:
Die Mommie die!
Author:
DiLoreto, Dante.
Publication Information:
Los Angeles, CA : Distributed by Showtime Entertainment, [2004]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Angela Arden is a fallen pop diva. When Sol, Angela's husband, discovers that she's having an affair with tennis pro, gigolo and failed actor, Tony, Angela calculatally offs him with a poisoned suppository, or does she? What follows is a hilarious mixture of who dunits and double-crossings involving the ill-fated family maid, Angela and Sol's spoiled, vampy daughter and their boy-toy son.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.

Based on the stage play by Charles Busch.

Special features: "Anatomy of a scene" episode: a behind-the-scenes look at "Die Mommie die"; commentary with director Mark Rucker, writer/actor Charles Busch, and actor Jason Priestley; director's introduction from the 2003 Sundance Film series; theatrical trailer; deleted scenes; the costumes of "Die Mommie die!", music video for "Why not me?": Dan-O-Rama re-mix; gallery of rejected one-sheets; photo gallery; highlights from the 2003 Sundance Film series.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R; for strong sexual content, language and a drug scene.
ISBN:
9781594470370
UPC:
758445904222
Format :
DVD

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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. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi