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
RELEASE DATE: 7/25/17
The Plot Thus Far
“Bag Boy Lover Boy” follows the lowly life of Albert, an oddball hotdog vendor who is shocked to find himself suddenly becoming the bizarre muse of enigmatic NYC photographer Ivan. But shocks come his way even more so when, amidst his role in Ivan’s disturbing photographs for which he poses, Albert finds out just how difficult it is to succeed in the art world, leading him to take some disturbing photographs of his own that suit his very unique – and very limited – skill set.