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I Wanna Be a Republican (2006)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Music | 21 June 2006 (USA)
In their first live concert film, the Kinsey Sicks -- America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet -- reveal the shocking news: they have gone Republican. In this mock GOP fund-raiser, ... See full summary »

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Ken Bielenberg
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Credited cast:
Chris Dilley Chris Dilley ... Trampolina
Irwin Keller Irwin Keller ... Winnie
Jeff Manabat ... Trixie
Ben Schatz Ben Schatz ... Rachel
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In their first live concert film, the Kinsey Sicks -- America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet -- reveal the shocking news: they have gone Republican. In this mock GOP fund-raiser, Rachel, Winnie, Trixie and Trampolina, the four gifted singers and comedians who comprise the quartet, defend their conversion to conservatism. They sing -- literally! -- the praises of corruption, tokenism, greed and all things nuclear (both families and bombs). The Kinsey Sicks have been a cult phenomenon for over a decade. From Off-Broadway to Vegas and beyond, the larger-than-life Kinsey Sicks have developed a loyal following among comedy fans, music aficionados and lovers of biting political satire. Their hilarious, intelligent writing and their finely spiced menu of thought-provoking original songs and wicked parodies have won them a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Best Musical and a Drama Desk Award nomination for Best Lyrics. They have won numerous a cappella awards and the New York ... Written by Anonymous

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Tackles patriotism, gentrification, privacy, tokenism, and political corruption - all in glorious, four-part harmony.

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Comedy | Music

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Not Rated
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USA

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English

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21 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Eyethink Pictures See more »
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Dolby

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1.78 : 1
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The film was shot over two nights with five High Definition cameras at the Broadway Studios in San Francisco. It captures the final performances of the live, touring version of the Kinseys' I WANNA BE A REPUBLICAN stage show which they developed during the 2004 election season. See more »

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Hi! My name is Tom, and I'm a Republican.
28 July 2006 | by arkibetSee all my reviews

At first, I was a little apprehensive to go see a show making fun of my political party. I expected all the usual and very old jokes. I went in hopes of dating a boy and that part of the evening went really badly. The best part of the evening was seeing four incredibly talented singers performing some original songs and parodies. Their voices blended perfectly, their dancing and acting were simply fabulous, and every number gave me such a charge that I wanted to buy a T-Shirt. (Which incidentally, were not available.) Yes, some songs were the epitome of camp, but others, like "I want to be in the GOP" had lyrics which were intelligent, satirical, and clever.

The only negative comment (thus meriting the 9 of 10) I can give is I felt there were too many audience shots. While this is a performance/concert movie, a lot of the action was chopped up by the cuts to the audience. Some were great for mood, but others just seemed gratuitous.

This was the first time I had ever seen men perform in drag. It was nothing like what I expected. The group had a powerful message delivered through brilliant performance. The voices were absolutely amazing. All four members have incredible talent. If you get an opportunity to see this movie, I highly recommend it. If it comes out on DVD, I will be sure to pick up a copy. I'm a fan of the Kinsey Sicks now, and hope to see them perform live soon.


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