Hilarious and high energy, Freak is Leguizamo’s Emmy winning semi-falsified, one-man stand-up performance. Alternately funny, raunchy and poignant, FREAK . January 31 1. FILM: John Leguizamo, Freak: A Semi-Demi-Quasi-Pseudo Autobiography (view in class) 2. READ: Juan Gonzalez, Harvest of. Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is the Producer and Editor of John Leguizamo’s graphic novel Freak. He worked with an amazing team of artists to create FREAK, .
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Ultimately he beats John up. The intensity and heartbreak of a painful childhood are at the core of this work.
2. John Leguizamo’s Freak
He feels left out of being fully masculine. Masculinity as a whole is measured by power, leguizajo and control. Although, he is trying to maintain pride and power, he is exemplifying fear. He seemed to respect and fear his father, regardless of what he did to him or his brother and mother.
I think comedy became a coping mechanism.
John Leguizamo: Freak () – IMDb
I really enjoyed how Leguizamo portrayed masculinity in the works. And they ended up having to move. February 6, at John makes light of his marginal position, but in the play he is constantly looking to make connections with his father and with the other kids in his neighborhood without success. When john is imitating his father, the one thing that is always present is his use of language and mannerism.
Even when he was little the beatings and the yelling served as a way to make John stronger. John puts on a performance full of excitement and feak while mocking but also celebrating his Latino culture. Perfect coffee table book.
Who gives him these messages? She literally does everything from making his plate of food and placing on the table to ironing and laying his clothes out. Every character aided the stereo-typically aggressive, unemotional, intimidating, and superior, even the female characters. Stephani rated it liked it Aug 01, Although he was not the greatest role model, he himself believed that this leguizajo the way a man should act.
Freak by John Leguizamo
It was no surprise to me that Leguizamo had to more or less pretend to be someone else and hide any slight feminine qualities to prevent being ridiculed.
This is his autobiographical story, about his life growing up, and his journey to try to be accepted by his May 4, at 4: This just goes to show that the stereotypical gender ideology is always changing.
It is a shame that gender roles are so prominent and immutable. Fausto shows affection towards his sons only when he is under the influence of alcohol. The one thing that stood out to me throughout the whole show was how Fausto, Johns Father, was trying to portray what it is to be a real man.
In another particular scene, with his father in a drunken state, Fausto asks his son for a kiss. If you look at how John moves and talks when he takes on that persona he exaggerates to the stereotype i think.
I never thought about them — extracurriculars, tv shows, even household chores. His father pushed him to have certain ideas or a certain mentality of what a man should be. He refers to his uncle as a stand in mother but he never discusses why his mother was never enough. John is just a young boy trying to find himself and soon learns he can never escape who he is no matter how much he tried.
Working in constant isolation for the last 2 decades, only his wife, Arleen, and kids, Alyssa, Kalyn, and Jaxon, have ever gotten photographic proof of his existence. Jul 20, Kelsy rated it it was ok. He is uncomfortable with his wife getting educated- he does not like being undermined by her when she uses words he leguiaamo understand.
One thing that really stood out to me was his experience with losing his virginity. This ties into masculinity and when who is to say that a kiss on the cheek nohn masculine but a kiss on the lips is not. February 3, at 3: Chelsea Hoskisson rated it it was amazing Jun 21, Adapting his Drama Desk Award-winning one-man stage show, the special leads the audience on a hilarious and touching roller-coaster ride through the highs and lows of Leguizamo’s personal and professional life.
I think that the overall message of his performance was positive and inspiring.