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The Porcelain Pussy (2004)

A cross-gendered film noir, with a hardboiled female detective and an homme fatale.

Director:

Denise Blinn

Writer:

Andrew Kelm
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Credited cast:
Martha Burns
Frank Chiesurin ... Rusty
Shauna MacDonald ... Velma
Alison Smiley ... Lt. O'Houlihan
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A cross-gendered film noir, with a hardboiled female detective and an homme fatale.

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2004 (Canada) See more »

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Well, I laughed
19 November 2004 | by drn5See all my reviews

I saw 'The Porcelain Pussy' at the Halifax Film Festival and thought it was great fun. It's a gender-reversed film noir spoof, in which a hard-boiled female detective tries to locate the eponymous ceramic feline. All the noir clichés are amusingly inverted, so there's a scene in which the lady detective meets a glamorous homme fatale who bats his eyelashes a lot and is filmed in a soft focus glow. The chick whom plays the detective is very funny and has the hard-boiled style down perfectly. Also, the cinematographer deserves praise for beautifully capturing the film noir look.

It's not going to change the world but it's a funny film with some great performances and I hope it gets distribution of some kind.


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