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Who Is KK Downey? (2008)

Two wannabes decide they're sick and tired of trying to make a name for themselves the old-fashioned way. Terrance is trying to make it as a rock star, while Theo dreams of getting his ... See full summary »



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Two wannabes decide they're sick and tired of trying to make a name for themselves the old-fashioned way. Terrance is trying to make it as a rock star, while Theo dreams of getting his first book published: 'Truck Stop Hustler,' a racy look at life on the streets as a junkie prostitute. After a string of humiliations by both publishers and music critics, the two hatch a plan to turn Theo's fictional book into an autobiography by having Terrance dress up as the story's protagonist, KK Downey, and claim all the events as having happened to him. All of a sudden the book nobody wanted becomes an overnight literary sensation, and Terrance has realized his dream of becoming famous. But at what price? Written by Anonymous

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7 April 2008 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Just saw this movie tonight, as part of the Philadelphia Film Festival, and was very surprised at how well written and amusing it was.

Terrance is twenty-something unemployed loser, with dreams of becoming famous. Unfortunately, his band sucks, and he's is still in love with his ex...who is dating a pretentious douchebag with unfortunate fashion taste.

His best friend is Theo, a chubby, soft spoken writer, who has finally finished his novel "Truckstop Hustler". The filthy story tells the tale of a trans-gender whore, whose only joys are intravenous drugs and random sexual escapades. Unfortunately, it has been deemed "unpublishable", due to the fact that Theo is only a suburban white kid.

The two come up with a plan...Terrance will impersonate the main character of the book, KK Downey, and act as though he had written it as a personal memoir. Before they know it, every hipster in town has a copy, and KK Downey becomes the new Scenester American Idol. Little did they know that living a web of lies in the eyes of the public would turn into such a mess. Failed suicide attempts, girls tied to chairs, and drug induced knife fights are just the beginning.

"Who is KK Downey" is an extremely dark, and absolutely hysterical film about the price people are willing to pay for fame. There were several instances when I nearly fell off of my seat laughing. If there is any justice in the world, this movie will reach cult status, because it is well deserving of such. Highly recommended for anyone that appreciates a sick joke (or twenty), and loves dark comedy.

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