Kinky Boots

The first time I watched Kinky Boots was before Joel Edgerton was Ramses and Chiwetel Ejiofor was a slave. It was a humble little Britcom about a drag queen who helps a man save and diversity his shoe company when his father dies suddenly and leaves the insolvent mess in his unwilling hands.

kinky-boots-8It’s not a particularly inspired movie, quite formulaic in fact for something developed from a “true story.” Ejiofor sparkles, of course, in a big wig and even bigger heels. One of his five Golden Globe nominations comes from this film, and it’s worth seeing just to watch this handsome Oscar-nominated man dance about in a skirt like he means it. The movie’s best line, delivered by none other: Please, God, tell me I have not inspired something burgundy.

Have you ever rewatched an old movie only to “discover” someone famous in it? I can’t quite remember when it first dawned on me that the girl from that silly Labyrinth movie I was obsessed with as a kid was actually Jennifer Connolly. Matt recently spotted Daniel Day-Lewis hamming it up in Gandhi. How about you?

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