Mick's father, Barry, sells the family piano, causing Mick's mother, Irene to leave. In order to raise enough money to buy the piano back, Mick dresses in his mother's clothes and becomes ...
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Mick's father, Barry, sells the family piano, causing Mick's mother, Irene to leave. In order to raise enough money to buy the piano back, Mick dresses in his mother's clothes and becomes Michelle to join an all-girl band that has come into town for the annual harvest festival. Angela, the leader of the band, starts to question her sexuality when she begins to fall in love with Mick/Michelle.Written by
Sean Rintel <S.Rintel@mailbox.uq.oz.au>
This flick proves it, Australians carry the same torch for Elvis, hot rods and hair grease (OK-gel, to be politically correct these days)and with the same kitschy flair, as their Stateside contemporaries!
A young man tries his hand (as it were) at drag and then finds love in an all-girl band. (Undeniably, the best place to look!) This being the outcome of a nefarious scheme to re-unite his Elvis-besotted father with his sensible, piano-deprived mother. Dysfunctional family drama and sexual comings-of-age intersect in lightly comedic style.
Set in a small town with surrounding farms and lakes, the film's sub- plots and characters overlap and complicate like a mid-summer jaunt in a Shakespearean tale.
Toni Pearen as lead singer Angela is appealingly cutesy and tries her hardest with at best, a tradesman's script. No-one much had anything to work with here. Better than a cold cheeseburger-on-a-sesame-seed-bun to be certain, but with a medium coke as well, I'm not so sure!
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