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Die Mommie Die

Rating:R (for strong sexual content, language and a drug scene)
Release Date:October 31, 2003
Running time:90 minutes
Cast:Charles Busch, Jason Priestley, Philip Baker Hall, Frances Conroy, Natasha Lyonne
Director:Mark Rucker
Producer:Dante Di Loreto, Anthony Edwards, Bill Kenwright
Writer:Charles Busch
Distributor:Sundance Film Series

Description: Playwright, performer, and drag queen Charles Busch appears in the leading role as aging pop star Angela Arden in the darkly comic melodrama Die Mommie Die. Based on Busch's own play, this film marks the directorial debut of Mark Rucker. In 1967, Angela's career has hit bottom and she's trapped in a loveless marriage to film producer Sol Sussman (Philip Baker Hall). She gets involved in an affair with unemployed TV actor Tony Parker (Jason Priestley). After Sol suddenly dies, Angela's daughter Edith (Natasha Lyonne) plots a conspiracy of revenge and enlists the help of her brother, Lance (Stark Sands). Also featuring Nora Dunn and Frances Conroy. Busch has previously appeared in drag for the film adaptation of his play Psycho Beach Party in 2000. Die Mommie Die premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.~ Andrea LeVasseur, All Movie Guide

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