World Sales: Protagonist Pictures

Distribution: Factoris

Two years after the transgressive The Greasy Strangler, Jim Hosking has come up with a new wacky comedy.

Lulu Danger, a woman forsaken, dips into the cashbox at work to see a mysterious performer, whose name holds a sensual promise. Meanwhile, Beverly Luff Linn is holed up in a hotel before his show, waiting for his magical evening.

The cast includes top comedy actors, but the film’s real clot lies in the carefully crafted script, and Hoskin’s bizarre and arrhythmic dialogues. In just two films, Hoskins has revived a form of humour that hasn’t been seen since John Waters: exploiting bad taste that elicits laughter.


Country: United Kingdom, USA

Year: 2017

Duration: 1hr 48

Version: English, with French subtitles

Cast & Credits

Director: Jim Hosking

Producers: Sam Bisbee, Theodora Dunlap, Oliver Roskill

Scenario: Jim Hosking, David Wike

Cinematographer: Nanu Segal

Editors: Mark Burnett, Nick Emerson

Music: Andy Hung

Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Emile Hirsch, Jemaine Clement