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Just one clarification. "Plan 9 from Outer Space" is billed as the 'worst science fiction movie ever made' by true science fiction fans. Any fan-run convention will have it on the film list. Not attending the traditional 2 a.m. screening marks you as a poser.

The 'worst' title is not said as a critique of the film. It is said in irony of all the so called critics who can not see the beauty and grace of the movie.

Personally, I think "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" and "Fish Heads" are also among the 'worst' as it it applies to Plan 9.

M. Peachbush

I have a beef about most drag performances in films - they generally defy suspension of disbelief. See Sylvia Scarlett: Could anyone ever mistake her for a boy? At least lose the lipstick, the eyebrow pencil. I don't ask to be fooled, just to be able to imagine being fooled.

That's why one of my favorite drag scenes is in Charlie's Angels, where Diaz and Barrymore could actually pass as men in dark light, with Lucy Liu to distract attention from them. I have to respect that.

Peter Nellhaus

Hey Kim: If you haven't seen it, I recommend Kon Ichikawa's "An Actor's Revenge". The US version is only on VHS, but at least it's letterboxed.

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