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Chop Suey (2001)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 5 October 2001 (USA)
A homage to Bruce Weber's Favourite things, these being mixing film, photography and classic movies. With portraits of a lesbian jazz singer and a 16 year old wrestler.

Director:

Bruce Weber

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Johnson Peter Johnson ... Himself
Frances Faye ... Herself (archive footage)
Herbie Fletcher Herbie Fletcher ... Himself
Dibi Fletcher Dibi Fletcher ... Herself
Christian Fletcher Christian Fletcher ... Himself
Nathan Fletcher Nathan Fletcher ... Himself
Rickson Gracie Rickson Gracie ... Himself
Robert Mitchum ... Himself (archive footage)
Wilfred Thesiger Wilfred Thesiger ... Himself (as Sir Wilfred Thesiger)
Jan-Michael Vincent ... Himself
Diana Vreeland Diana Vreeland ... Herself (archive footage)
Teri Shepherd Teri Shepherd ... Herself
Teddy Antolini Teddy Antolini ... Himself
Jason Maves Jason Maves ... Himself
Ryan Mickelson Ryan Mickelson ... Himself
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A homage to Bruce Weber's Favourite things, these being mixing film, photography and classic movies. With portraits of a lesbian jazz singer and a 16 year old wrestler.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2001 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,472, 7 October 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$179,914, 21 April 2002
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Just Blue Films Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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NAMBLA Anyone. Or Where Was The D.A.?
22 October 2001 | by uwsmike29See all my reviews

This movie is essentially a "how-to" on how to be a well-connected pedophile. I'm amazed that so many people-- especially other gay men-- have seen this movie and read the book and no one has brought up the fact that if Weber was not an influential photographer, he would be in jail, doing time for child abuse. Poor Peter Johnson. Weber took this poor, naive (although incredibly handsome) teenager whom he found at a training camp for high school wrestlers in the Midwest, brought him to live in his home, and took thousands of homoerotic photos of him, many of them full-frontal nudes, all through Johnson's teenage years. That ain't art. It's child abuse. And what's worse, Weber made lots of money off of it, and poor Johnson is going to have serious "issues" the rest of his life. Weber's lecherous love of the boy is downright creepy, as are his ramblings about famous (and not so famous) people he's known, as he tries to complete Johnson's "education." Creepy, and then just plain boring. The only redeeming thing I can say about the movie is that it is a fascinating study of self-deception. But I can't help but wonder why no one ever considered the effect this was having on "Chop Suey" (Weber's nickname for Johnson) himself.


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