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Margaret Cho: Beautiful -- Shot at the Long Beach Terrace Theater, Cho's latest stand-up concert film, BEAUTIFUL, explores the good, bad, and downright ugly in beauty, and the unattractive politicians and marketers who shape our world.
Margaret Cho: Beautiful -- Home video trailer from Margaret Cho's new stand-up comedy routine
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3 July 2009 (USA) See more »
Learning to love her luscious self over the past forty years, comedian Margaret Cho realized that the... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Margaret Cho ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bruce Daniels ... Himself
Selene Luna ... Herself

Directed by
Lorene Machado 
Writing credits
Margaret Cho (written by)

Produced by
Suzanne Ali .... field producer
Margaret Cho .... executive producer
Keri Smith Esguia .... executive producer
Nisha Ganatra .... field producer
Lorene Machado .... executive producer
Dennis Sugasawara .... producer
Original Music by
Andrea Bensmiller 
Cinematography by
Andrew Takeuchi (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Lorene Machado 
Production Design by
Ken Short 
Makeup Department
Judd D. Minter .... key hair stylist
John Stapleton .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Steve Rockmael .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brett Dos Santos .... first assistant director
Bret Warren .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Tamara Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer
Tamara Johnson .... supervising sound editor
Blake Marymor .... sound recordist
Molly Minehan .... field audio
Bob Wartinbee .... audio engineer
Camera and Electrical Department
Scott Acosta .... jib operator
Natasha Bedu .... remote camera operator
Russel Harris .... best boy
John Hartman .... audio assistant
Kim Haun .... camera operator
Roger Masson .... video control operator
Allen Nalasco .... still photographer
Andrew Takeuchi .... camera operator
Adam Walderman .... camera operator
Miles Watanabe .... lighting designer
Warren Yeager .... camera operator
Pyongson Yim .... remote camera operator (as Pyong Yim)
Editorial Department
Phil Mason .... colorist
Phil Mason .... on-line editor
Angie Piccirillo .... on-line editor
Music Department
Alynn Dotson .... music supervisor
Other crew
Jessie Boemper .... production assistant
Amber Bollinger .... utilities
Joshua Carmer .... script supervisor
Steve Elis .... engineer in charge
Jirar Gertmenian .... key production assistant
Bobbie Givens .... production assistant
Chris Hall .... engineering assistant
Bear Johnson .... utilities
Angelo Lovato .... utilities
Blake Marymor .... assistant mixer
Matt Myers .... production assistant
Jennifer Requiro .... field assistant

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86 min | USA:75 min
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
"I'm you know if there's extra credit, I'm f**kin' there!", 6 September 2011
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Comedienne Margaret Cho's most verbally-explicit filmed concert, a non-stop comedic barrage of oral, vaginal, and anal sex comparisons which isn't for the faint of heart. Taped in 2008 before a live audience in Long Beach, CA, just prior to the Obama-McCain Presidential election, Cho's political musings (and internet jokes) sounded surprisingly dated once the special finally arrived on the Showtime network in the summer of 2009; however, her tales of sexual conquest (not with whom but with what) are predictably funny, as is the X-rated ballad which closes the show. A self-described 'queer' who loves getting down and dirty with both men and women, Cho drops a small bombshell early on by admitting she's been married for several years--and is a former Sunday School teacher whose grandfather was a minister! Looking lovely with a feathered mane of brunette hair and bare, inked shoulders, Cho often gets her biggest laughs by pausing in the correct places during a joke, and her facial expressions in the midst of a story can be priceless. Unfortunately, the political slings and arrows seem to leave the movie audience non-plussed--they are a low-energy lot, anyway--and brief stories about Cho's world travels and a reality show merely serve as set-ups for gags on other topics. Margaret's ultimate message of self-love (for herself and everybody else) never skirts narcissism or camp; she believes what she's telling you. But in retrospect, what with a reportedly conservative marriage happening behind-the-scenes, Cho's bedtime stories come off as slightly gruesome. One wonders how much of a put-on this Cho-version actually is. ** from ****

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