Back in ’99, I accidentally caught Eddie Izzard’s, ‘Dressed to Kill’ on HBO. I had the TV on while I was cleaning or doing some such nonsense when I started listening to the dialog. After a couple of minutes of crackin’ up, I had to sit down and watch the rest of the “accident.” It got my undivided attention.
I wanted to show the film to my wife recently, so I rented it again. It was as funny as it was the first time. Firstly, to warn you, the guy might appear a bit off to you. He regularly dresses as a woman during his performances. Strange, yes, but does it matter? Not in the least! He’s, after all, just a male lesbian. After reading some things about him, I found he’s just as “normal” as anyone else — he’s been in a bunch of movies, done stand-up, slept with women, you know? And, who cares as long as the stand-up is as well written and funny as it is? (I tried to turn one guy onto it; he refused to watch it because of the transvestite thing, but I have to wonder what he was so afraid of? Ya know what I’m saying?! He doesn’t even know what he missed.) So, get over the inconsequential and rent ‘Dressed to Kill’ as soon as you possibly can. Go to NetFlix now and add it to your queue. What?!? No NetFlix?!? I’ll save that topic for another time.
Bottom line, rent this flick! You’ll laugh. Promise. Don’t and I’ll — I’ll — well, I’ll do nothing, but… I’ve never seen or heard comedy that was capable of giving you a history lesson, providing you with some good random facts, offering you a foreign language refresher class, and again, making you bust a gut — all at the same time! Genius, I’ll tell ya! Don’t believe me. The show got an ‘8.4’ on Internet Movie Database. If you don’t know what that is — well, again, that’s a completely separate post. But, anyhow, an 8.4 is good — really good! There’s not many movies, shows, or whatever, that bust into the 8’s.
I’ll stop rambling about it and link in a little clip. Pictures are worth a thousand words, so I assume that video clips are worth a lot more. And, they’re definitely worth more than my words!
Click the above picture to view a clip from Dressed to Kill
(Should any “legal” counsel, production peeps, etc. notice this clip and find it in violation of copyright, other such legalese, or blah, blah, blah, let me know. I’ll gladly take it down upon request. Me, I thought of it more as “promotion” than anything else; I apologize in advance. I didn’t make the quality so poor by accident.)