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Margaret Cho: I'm the One That I Want (2000)

November, 1999, Margaret Cho is home in San Francisco at the Warfield Theater. Cho structures her monologue loosely on her professional life's trajectory: doing stand-up, cast in an ABC-TV ... See full summary »

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November, 1999, Margaret Cho is home in San Francisco at the Warfield Theater. Cho structures her monologue loosely on her professional life's trajectory: doing stand-up, cast in an ABC-TV sitcom, losing 30 pounds in two weeks for the part, the show's cancellation, a descent into booze, pills, and self-loathing, and a resurrection into her own voice, her own shape, and being the one she wants. Along the way we visit Karl Langerfeld in jail, a lesbian cruise ship, a TV Guide photo shoot, a hospital, bars, and her family's Polk Street bookshop. Takes on being a fag hag, speeding up felatio, casual daily racism, and her mother's phone messages highlight a scabrous, brilliant performance. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Margaret Cho: I wasn't like any Korean role-model that they had ever seen. I didn't play violin. I didn't fuck Woody Allen.
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Connections

References Mulan (1998) See more »

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Cherry Bomb
Written by Kim Fowley and Joan Jett
Performed by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (as Joan Jett and The Blackhearts)
Courtesy of Blackheart Records
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A Must See
30 March 2002 | by thinksantacruzSee all my reviews

Ahhh, you're in for a treat. This woman has something to say and she says it in the best ways possible-- funny, edgy, self-effacing, step off buddy, been-there and Hi, I'm baaaack.

And just in time. I love you, Margaret Cho. I've heard the ass master bit fifteen, twenty times, and you still make me laugh. God bless you.

It's interesting how easily male stand-up comedians slip into their eponymous network sitcoms, and how difficult it is to fit a female comedian into one. Cho gives us her story, and then she gives us her new mantra-- I'm the one that I want. This is the kind of tape you'll want to have around, not necessarily because of the humor, but because of the message. If you've never heard of Margaret Cho, then know that she is one of the best around. A 'must see'.


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English

Release Date:

4 August 2000 (USA) See more »

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San Francisco, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,671, 6 August 2000

Gross USA:

$1,210,967

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,210,967
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1.85 : 1
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