The T in Thirst (Movie Thoughts: Thirsty)

MV5BMTk3OTU4ODQ3NV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNzM5OTQ2NzE@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,682,1000_AL_Margo Pelletier’s ‘Thirsty’ should have been a better film and it makes me sad that is isn’t.  It’s all over the place – part biography, part musical, part fantasy – and never settles into a cohesive theme. The screenplay never really amounted into a story of something. That said, it had some good ideas, exploring complicated relationships between gays sons and their mothers, and even touches on gender fluidity.  Scott Townsend, starring as the sane character as himself, gives an uneven performance for me – at times it had too much energy that makes it exhausting to watch. But I don’t really want to knock this totally – I am glad this film exists as it gives trans visibility.

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