LIVE FREAKY! DIE FREAKY!
For a time, you get the feeling that Live Freaky! Die Freaky! is all over the place and just trying to be as offensive as possible in the hope that some of it sticks. However, there comes a point where the film suddenly finds its feet. And this is with the introduction of the films equivalent of Sharon Tate. Tate is usually seen as a beautiful innocent with a bright future who was tragically cut down in mid-bloom. The films spin is to cast her as a self-absorbed, drug-addicted celebrity airhead. As she is being beheaded, she is complaining: The indignity of being killed by a commoner. What will the society page say tomorrow? We are introduced to her in a biting scene where she drives by three of the Manson Girls as they are dumpster diving for food scraps and the conversation between the two plays out as a satirical class war. A little later the film revels in its bad taste glory where we have Sharons gay assistant confessing that he quite happily has sex with cerebral palsy and Downs Syndrome sufferers, before a coked-up Sharon demands that he put a rubber band on his dick, pretend she is a man and have sex with her. Even after the slaughter occurs, their severed heads are talking and she is complaining Whos going to fuck me now? All my best features are on the floor and demanding that someone finish getting her detached body off. The film ends on a song sung by one of the girls All the Good Things (We Could Have Done), a beautifully lyrical piece that manages such savage rhyming couplets as How are we going to survive/Not having Frank Sinatra skinned alive?/We can almost hear his curses/Peel off his skin and make them into purses.
One of the surprising things about the film is the cast line-up that John Roecker brings together, which consists of voice actors who are all better known as musicians, including Billie Joe Armstrong, the lead singer of Green Day, as Charles Manson (and other members of the group such as Tre Cool). In other roles can be found musicians such as Theo Kogan of Lunarchicks, Davey Havok of AFI, Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Gos, Travis Barker of Blink 182, Lars Frederiksen of Rancid, Sean Yseult of White Zombie and brothers Benji and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte, among others.
The song All the Good Things (We Could Have Done) here:-
Full film available online here:-