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Loqueesha (2019)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 21 May 2019 (USA)
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A white guy pretends to be a black female talk radio host and becomes a huge hit.

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Jeremy Saville

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Jeremy Saville
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Credited cast:
Susan Diol ... Cindy
Albie Selznick ... George
Tiara Parker ... Rachel
Mark Schaefer ... Prison Guard
Jeremy Saville ... Joe
Kiki Yeung ... Receptionist
Mara Hall ... Renee
Dwayne Perkins ... Mason
Michael Madison ... Ken
Kailena Mai ... Doris
Alveraz Ricardez ... Richard
Slim Khezri ... Loqueesha fan
Christine Sloane ... Dory
Rae Latt ... Carla
Camille James Harman ... CBN News Anchor
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A white guy pretends to be a black female talk radio host and becomes a huge hit.

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Sometimes you need to be somebody else to find out who you really are

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Not Rated

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The name Loqueesha is a pun meaning the character is loquacious. See more »

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An embarrassing vanity project of the worst variety
21 August 2019 | by Deimos-remusSee all my reviews

Making this film in this era is just about the worst idea a comedian could've come up with- I don't understand how this was released, let alone funded. This is the most nauseating vanity project I've ever watched; a comedian, in his self-professed infinite charm, wit and wisdom gets on his soapbox to school the rest of us about The Issues™

The twist? He's vocally masquerading as Sassy Black Lady™ (basically an inarguably offensive modern day equivalent to minstrel shows and blackface) because according to him, minorities and women are completely phasing white men out of the entertainment industry, or more specifically, radio. (as if talk-radio isn't already dominated by male conservatives- something they always seem to conveniently ignore in this discussion). But at the end of the day, It's also just writer-director-editor lead Jeremy Saville lampshading ("hey, as long as I address that the premise is totally racist at some point, I'll move on and it'll be forgiven, right?") it's completely awful- I mean, at one point, bartender Joe (Saville) claims to be a better black woman than a real one. I get that this in jest, but seriously?

It's almost kind of fascinating. On one hand, there's *maybe* a shred of Saville having innocent (yet very very misguided) intentions in making this, but on the other, it's such a clear vanity project about the guy playing himself so he can have a platform to vent about society's problems (or more specifically, the problems that comedians have run into in this modern "PC culture"). With all the lampshading Saville does, it's hard to not see him guilty of the racism he's supposedly denouncing.

Beyond all this, if you weren't offput by its reprehensible premise, the film is technically dull, has very poor production value, and there's absolutely no style or flavor to how it's filmed, acted, shot or edited. It's no doubt, an amateurish production through and through. As a whole, it's just flat-out embarrassing and shameful.


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