Bag Boy Lover Boy
Directed by Andres Torres
In this disturbing debut from co-writer/director Andres Torres, a slow-witted misfit named Albert sells hot dogs all night from the most unsanitary food cart in downtown Manhattan. But when he’s invited to become the new model for a manipulative fetish photographer, Albert will be exposed to a seething city underbelly where desire masquerades as perversion and depravity poses as art.
A misfit who sells hot dogs all night from the most unsanitary food cart in downtown Manhattan is invited to become the new model for a manipulative fetish photographer.
Cast: Theodore Bouloukos, Jon Wachter, Kathy Biehl
Meandering, quirky and low-budget pretension masquerading as art-house horror, replete with “metaphor” and surreal carnival dream sequences. Despite this, the film is endearing for its earnestness channeled through the main character: a simpleton ensnared in the allure of exploitative art.
He was going to go on a killing spree !!! I was looking forward to that. Stupid cops had to end it. I thought his thoughts were one of the best takes from this film. He was so easily influenced . I enjoyed it and it mad me laugh sometimes...
Good central performance by Jon Wächter that really captures the destitute urban alienation of individuals who live at the edges of society, but not as hot losers or criminals, but almost as specters with no real interests or lives. It's funny, gross, and surprising with a very tight script and a great sense of fun and passion. The weird naturalistic acting really sells the exploitative nature of the photographer and his cadre and provides a nice edge of satire that touches more on class dynamics than specifically the high art world in which its circumstantially set.
Enjoyably weird. Albert is a fairly disgusting but harmless guy until he discovers he wants to make Art. Worth a watch for something different.
So weird it deserves a watch, though the scariest parts of the movie are the hot dogs themselves. The main actor never realized he was shooting a movie until it screened.