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Margaret Cho: I'm the One That I Want (2000)

November, 1999, Margaret Cho is home in San Francisco at the Warfield Theater. Cho structures her monologue loosely on her professional life's trajectory: doing stand-up, cast in an ABC-TV ... See full summary »

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Storyline

November, 1999, Margaret Cho is home in San Francisco at the Warfield Theater. Cho structures her monologue loosely on her professional life's trajectory: doing stand-up, cast in an ABC-TV sitcom, losing 30 pounds in two weeks for the part, the show's cancellation, a descent into booze, pills, and self-loathing, and a resurrection into her own voice, her own shape, and being the one she wants. Along the way we visit Karl Langerfeld in jail, a lesbian cruise ship, a TV Guide photo shoot, a hospital, bars, and her family's Polk Street bookshop. Takes on being a fag hag, speeding up felatio, casual daily racism, and her mother's phone messages highlight a scabrous, brilliant performance. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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USA

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English

Release Date:

4 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,000, 2 July 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,210,967
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Cho Taussig Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Margaret Cho: I wasn't like any Korean role-model that they had ever seen. I didn't play violin. I didn't fuck Woody Allen.
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Connections

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Bad Reputation
Written by Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna (as Kenneth Laguna), Ritchie Cordell and Marty Kupersmith (as Martin Kupersmith)
Performed by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (as Joan Jett and The Blackhearts)
Courtesy of Blackheart Records
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Raunchy humor at its best
12 July 2000 | by tlee-3See all my reviews

Margaret Cho is a Genius. She has the uncanny ability to talk about very sensitive issues (racism, self image, family, cruelty in the entertainment industry, and of course sex in all of its forms), and make them accessible through sheer hilarity. Her timing is impeccable, her imitations uproarious, and her candor admirable. This movie is an autobiographical account of her life including the failure of her sit-com. Through it all, she is able to show her audience a great deal of vulnerability, and still come out triumphant. I laughed so hard I thought I had gone through a 90 minute abdominal workout.


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