i have been waiting to see this film for ages and when i finally did it wasn't what i was expecting but i wasn't really sure what i was expecting so it worked. . Macaulay Culkin couldn't of picked a character further away from his 'Home Alone' days but scarily he still looks like that same little boy just taller. He was good but not a patch on Seth Greens camp cross dressing james st james which for me made the film he was amazing and i feel it was more his movie even though macaulay was the headlining star. marilyn mansons cameo was funny in an 'oh my god' kind of way, chloe sevigny isn't really in it that much and natasha lyonne even less and even though the whole story is leading up to the murder off his drug dealer angel, you don't see much of his story either. The 1st half is a happy intro into the lives of the clubs kids and it makes you smile and laugh and want to be there. the 2nd half is darker and kind of makes you shut up and watch especially the scene with james and the rat watching the murder. maybe thats why the critics hated it because it was too happy one second and so screwed up the next I haven't read the book so i can't compare and i didn't really know anything about the club kids or scene but i want to now, it is all so amazing and colourful and made me want to dress up and go mad i even bought the soundtrack and i hate techno music but i love this.
it was a fabulous look at club life back then and i wish i was part of it. This should become a cult favourite and i am sure will bring back memories to anyone who was there to experience the real thing if you weren't this is a good taster.
Don't hate the film cause its trashy and in your face, love it cause it's trashy and in your face, like the song says "everything BAD is GOOD" .