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Beauty Is Embarrassing (2012)

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A documentary on the life and current times of artist Wayne White.

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Neil Berkeley
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wayne White ... Self
Paul Reubens ... Self
Mimi Pond Mimi Pond ... Self
Mark Mothersbaugh ... Self
Matt Groening ... Self
Lulu White Lulu White ... Self
Woodrow White Woodrow White ... Self
Cliff Benjamin Cliff Benjamin ... Self
David Pagel David Pagel ... Self
Kaz Kaz ... Self
Alison Mork Alison Mork ... Self
Charles Stone III ... Self (as Charles Stone)
Paul Zaloom ... Self
Willis White Willis White ... Self
Billie June White Billie June White ... Self
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Raised in the Tennessee mountains, Wayne White started his career as a cartoonist in NYC. He quickly found success as one of the creators of the Pee-wee's Playhouse TV show which soon led to more work design some of the most arresting and iconic images in pop culture. Recently his word paintings featuring pithy and and often sarcastic text statements finely crafted onto vintage landscape paintings have made him a darling of the fine art world. The movie chronicles the vaulted highs and crushing lows of an artist struggling to find peace and balance between his professional work and his personal art. This is especially complicated for a man who struggles with the virtues he most often mocks in his art...Vanity, ego and fame. Written by Neil Berkeley

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Flyboys Theme
Performed by The Flyboys
Written by'John Curry, Scott Lasken, David Wilson, Dennis Walsh
Published by American Lesion Music (BMI)
Licensed Courtesy of Frontier Records
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I hated it, my friend loved it. Depends on your tastes I guess.
25 September 2012 | by wherestheltrainSee all my reviews

I'm an artist and I went to see this movie last week with a friend of mine who's also an artist. I'm a cartoonist/illustrator, and my friend designs avant garde costumes. I didn't hate the movie, but it wasn't worth the price of admission, and I don't think I would be missing out if I never saw it in the first place. My friend would disagree, he loved it and is encouraging everyone to see it. Where I found it only moderately inspiring, he felt deeply motivated to create more art. I watch a lot of docs, and normally I turn them off if they suck. I would have turned this off if I could have. I guess it's just not everyone's cup of tea.


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USA

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English

Release Date:

28 September 2012 (Canada) See more »

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