Episode 57: Repo! The Genetic Opera

In this episode, we take a look at the 2008 splatterpunk rock opera movie, Repo! The Genetic Opera.  Biggest surprise of the viewing? Paul Sorvino can sing for reals, y’all. Megan explains why sometimes niche properties work much better on a live theatrical stage than on a movie screen.  Also, why people should stop trying to make fetch a thing, where fetch is weird stuff and a thing is a cult movie.

4 thoughts on “Episode 57: Repo! The Genetic Opera

    • Yeah, that’s pretty much it in a nutshell. As a theater person, I feel like I’m supposed to like it because… musical theater… but there has to be something there to want to like, and I can’t find it. I feel exactly the same way about the musical (and subsequent film) Rent, which was the big deal when I was in college.

      • Can’t comment on that because I’m not a theater person, but that just brings back memories because _Rent_ was definitely the big deal. During freshman orientation, there was a group who gathered to camp out overnight somewhere in downtown Chicago and then see the play the next day, which was apparently the thing to do. I considered it, then decided that was a lot of effort to put into a stage show, and settled for somehow never learning anything else about _Rent_ until years later when people were making fun of the movie version.

        Okay, I do know that it tries to pass off that bullshit “Seasons Of Life” song as a dying guy’s lifetime achievement. Right?

        • My first roommate out of college used to wait with her artsy friends outside the theater it played at downtown for the starving artist tickets ALL THE TIME. I never understood why, but it was a whole experience, I guess.

          I think most people consider the whole musical the dying guy’s lifetime achievement, but Seasons of Love is honestly the only song people remember or know.

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