Seeing both the reviews of Atlas Shrugged and the producer’s reaction to those reviews has gotten me reminiscing about my first and last foray into film-making.
A couple years back, I made “The Last Cupcake,” an existential film about how one woman learns to live in a world with without cupcakes.
Many people called it a “vanity project,” which was bullshit, because Vanity wasn’t even involved.
|The Last Cupcake, a vacuumslayer joint|
vacuumslayer, Tommy Wiseau
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
Truck Driver with Heart of Gold
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|Zombie Marty Feldman …||Chirpy the Conversant Zombie|
The reviews were…not kind:
“I’m standing here looking at my kitchen cupboard. There are, like, three boxes of cake mix. I have no idea what the point of this film was.” –Richard Roeper
“The tasteless poster is a good indication of the lack of theatrical invention within. The creative growth of these film-makers cannot even be charted. They are treading water in a sea of retarded sexuality and bad dialogue.” –Marti DiBergi
“I was not whisked away to another world while I watched this film. But I did feel bruised and battered by the time it was over. Getting through it sure wasn’t a piece of cake.“–Gene Shalit
Yeah, it’s true. The PLEBES just didn’t get it. It did, however garner a bit of a cult following after its DVD release. Check it out if you think you can appreciate its adult themes and staggering genius.
UPDATE: Who is Tommy Wiseau? He’s the director of my other favorite film.