Monday, February 06, 2006

DIRTY LOVE - insultingly bad

DIRTY LOVE may be the worst movie of 2005. It features US Barbie-doll alleged comedienne Jenny McCarthy and Carmen Electra. The plot, such as it is, is that the Jenny McCarthy discovers that her boyfriend is a cheat and has an emotional breakdown. "Jokes" include a skit where Jenny McCarthy is walking through a supermarket aisle looking for sanitary towels and leaving a trail of menstrual blood on the floor. Presumably, it is also meant to be funny that Carmen Electra spends the entire movie imitating an African-American accent and idiom. I found the whole movie insulting as a woman, as a woman of colour, and frankly, as an intelligent cinema-goer. That is was released at all, let alone at a festival like Sundance, is shameful to all involved in the production and the festival programmers. DIRTY LOVE went on to receive a host of Razzies - the anti-Oscars. But I feel that these anti-awards imply that it was so bad as to be funny. It wasn't. It was so bad as to be insulting. Avoid at all costs.

DIRTY LOVE premiered at Sundance 2005 and hit US screens last year. It went to straight to video in the UK and is released on DVD today.

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