BAG BOY LOVER BOY REVIEWED
“Bag Boy Lover Boy” turns performance art into street level grotesque fantasies. The film follows a hot dog street vendor, as he gets picked up by a fetish photographer. The vendor starts hitting it off with the new art community, but he feels a return to his old life. The film plays under 90 minutes, but every minute feels like an exercise in trying to extend a vignette. Our vendor never gets a sense of identity. There are no attempts to explain way a background that allows this to happen.
When I first saw the movie, I wondered if the hot dog guy was just hallucinating. But, is a low-key indie enough to warrant a stretch of hallucinating? When you pick up the Blu, I’d recommend immediately following the film with Jon Wachter’s student films. Wachter plays the hot dog vendor and I feel that the bonus films help explain his approach to the role. The commentary is fun, but I feel that it’s missing Wachter’s input.
While this is far from my favorite film of 2017, I feel the need to revisit it.
- Student Films
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- LPCM 2.0