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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How does Leguizamo describe his birth? Daniel Gilmore rated it it was amazing Aug 19, He did a very insightful job depicting his life and significant rites of passages that he had undergone.

May 12, Sorcha rated it really liked it. I too agree that society has defined the differences between masculinity and femininity but to think of gender roles in a different light would be interesting. I think that John did a great job of making the hard and difficult times in his life comical while still carrying a serious message across.

To see him give child abuse a whimsical perspective leaves a mark on you. Marshall Porter rated it it was ok Jul 17, Its shocking cast of characters, tinted by his memory and a retro color palette, includes his tyrannical father, suicidal grandfather, and exorcist grandmother.

Not all young men come to realization that the people they look up to are actually not the best. This was a great way to visualize these stories. John makes light of his marginal position, but in the jkhn he is constantly looking to make connections with his father and with the other kids in his neighborhood without success.

After watching it numerous times in the past, this book is pretty much word for word of the stand-up special. John Leguizamo returns to HBO in this one-man stage show to examine the world’s most intimate act! However, the irony present in his story is very interesting as well. From language barriers to some cultural differences, the transition is still a struggle for them. Not that he uses violence, no, but in a masculine manner. He is constantly swearing at his children and his wife whenever he gets angry about something or even when he is casually talking.


Then again when John tries to make friends with some Italian guys we see again he acts a different way. February 2, at I think most kids grow up in the same circumstances and never leguizmo think about it and parents raise their kids without even thinking about it.

Perfect coffee table book. Fausto exemplifies the stereotype of a hard-working and struggling Latino man.

2. John Leguizamo’s Freak

I really enjoyed Freak I thought it set the tone for the class as to what are the things that we will be going into. Efrain Martinez rated it really liked it Jul 11, Newton developed the Black Panther Party based on his point program for social reform.

Although he was not the greatest role model, he himself believed that this is the way a man should act. The only reason oeguizamo doesn’t get 4 is because it’s basically the script to his one man show “Freak” which is amazing, but I was hoping that he’d supplement it or add something different for the book.

Although, he is trying to maintain pride and power, he is exemplifying fear. This is clear in the recent growth and increase of the gay and lesbian community.

Fausto then encourages John to lose his virginity to become a man.

Freak by John Leguizamo

Later in Freak, the father does tell John that leguozamo knew when joun was in the restaurant and saw that he was the dishwasher but appreciated the fact that he kept it to himself. Full Cast and Crew. The relationship between the title of the performance and the masculinities that Leguizamo exhibits is not as complex as one would imagine.

When he took his first drink of alcohol or actually got into his first fight these are all times that expressed masculinity in a different way. Even if these things are wrong, they will remain with John because they are instilled in him from birth. To his father, kissing a man meant you werent a man, and John at first retracted from his fathers advances.


And then again we see him acting as his African American leguixamo with a pick in his hair with a lazy stance and very laid- back personality. We as a society are always evolving so fgeak we now are becoming more gender neural we sometimes expect that everyone else should agree and things that have been a certain way for so long are supposed to change.

February 4, ojhn 1: What I also found interesting about this movie is relate-ability or at least to the stereotype. His father had a great deal of influence in his life. By showing not only the fictions of Latino masculinity we could see a lot of the same characteristics used to define masculinity in these other nationalities.

However his jkhn has a problem with Johns uncle because he is gay. May 2, at If you look at how John moves and talks when he takes on that persona he exaggerates to the stereotype i think.

Jacob I completely agree on what your looking into about machismo, but I wonder frrak you think in accordance to women? John was clearly devastated when he learned that his father was not the owner of the restaurant but instead the dishwasher. I think comedy became a coping mechanism.

Freak (film) – Wikipedia

January 30, at The word freak usually refers to an outcast and growing up, John did feel as if he were an outcast, constantly having to prove himself to his friends as frewk as his own father in order to fit in.

Oscar rated it really liked it Oct 14, Latin History for Morons: February 2, at 1: Ho Reading Challenge Characters such as his overly masculine father and his homosexual uncle had shaped John Leguizamo to the person he had become.

Even when he was little the beatings and the yelling served as a way to make John stronger.