The Gay Washington Blade
Perhaps hoping to wear the trash cinema mantle of film pioneer John Waters, Steve Balderson fails to create something even moderately interesting. “Watch Out’s” anti-hero is a narcissist of epic proportions. Only in love with himself, he scorns men and women for daring to express desire for him, going so far as plaster a picture of himself over a blow-up doll to get off and even taking to homicide in the film’s final reel.
While all this might sound innovative or at least prurient, shock value does not make up for tired writing and a painfully repetitive plot device (how many times can we watch this uppity queen read some low life’s beads?). The film swerves into violent territory during the last third, perhaps even attempting satirical commentary on the culture of celebrity and its inherent self-love, but you’ll likely be far too bored by this point to care.
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