Freeway 2: Confessions of a Trick Baby


Natasha Lyonne in other contexts: a) as a first-season cast member of "Pee-Wee's Playhouse," b) in her mugshot, and c) falling out of her dress on the red carpet.

FREEWAY 2: CONFESSIONS OF A TRICK BABY  (aka Confessions of a Trick Baby aka Freeway II) (1999)
Group teen bulimia! Natasha Lyonne as a kill-crazy lesbian (named White Girl)! Vincent Gallo in drag playing a nun who heads a kiddie porn ring! From the director of the original Freeway! …so how come it’s so fucking boring? Matthew Bright, who is responsible for some of the more bizarre movies I’ve ever seen (Bundy, Tiptoes) makes his psuedo-sequel to Freeway (a modern twist on Little Red Riding Hood) a meditation on  Hanzel and Gretel (it’s a stretch) but the result is not nearly as fun as one expects.  Lyonne and a teen prostitute (Maria Celedonio) break out of juvie and head for Mexico and lots of fucked up stuff happens along the way. F2 is that rare movie that somehow manages to be both painfully disturbing and utterly forgettable. Freeway and Freeway 2 are related by name and director but not characters or story. David Allen Grier is a sleazy lawyer and John Landis appears as a judge. As of this writing F2 is out of print.
* ½
View the deceptively funny and cool trailer:

…so deceptively funny and cool that I’m thinking maybe I need to give this one another look. Hmmm.

~ by Number5ive on April 8, 2009.

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