Thursday, October 26th, 2023

Queerguru’s Jose Mayorga reviews BIG EASY GIRLS a queer horror extravaganza


This film directed by Erynn Dalton and written by Robert Leleux with original music by Geoffrey Shortadds to the tangled history of horror in content of queer representation The fictional story introduces us, unaware viewers, to a night club at Bourbon Street, New Orleans,  the place belongs to  Minnie Bouvée (Eric Swanson),  also known as the Mob Queen of the Quarter, we notice she has worked hard for her money.  Wigs, wardrobe, and makeup in this film speak volumes.

Blood and glitter mixed up after the particular style of gallio Italian cinema, to deliver a comedic proposal in the category of splatstick,  with a master of ceremonies in drag.  We watch a film labeled as a thriller with a strong camp touch,  amidst gardenia´s scent (and disturbing letters).

There is a rivalry between Minnie Bouvée and her sister Mimi (Benjamin Shaevitz), since Minnie  was romantically involved with Jackson (Matthew Darren) who is now Mimi’s boyfriend.  To them, he represents days of pleasure and regrets alsi for both sisters.  Out of the past, Jackson shows up at Minnie´s club with a business proposal.  Additionally, we are introduced to Poodles Makenzie (Jennifer McClain) a diva that has issues with Minnie.  To complete the picture there are security guards  Giuseppe (Alexander Zenoz) who has been with Minnie for at least 15 years, and Amos (Jeffrey Robertson) close to Poodle,  both men with killer instincts.

The six characters in the plot take us on a grotesque ride, hilarious at moments, and allow us to witness a pulse where interests and ideas melt with magic potions and sorcery in a queer festive gathering.


Review by José Mayorga , Guatemala, Central America lawyer and notary public, visual artist, and editor of El Azar Cultural, lives and works in Guatemala City. Cinema lover, curious about the possibilities life brings and eager to live the experience.

Posted by queerguru  at  05:15

Genres:  comedy, dramedy, horror

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