Hilarious and high energy, Freak is Leguizamo’s Emmy winning semi-falsified, one-man stand-up performance. Alternately funny, raunchy and poignant, FREAK . January 31 1. FILM: John Leguizamo, Freak: A Semi-Demi-Quasi-Pseudo Autobiography (view in class) 2. READ: Juan Gonzalez, Harvest of. Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is the Producer and Editor of John Leguizamo’s graphic novel Freak. He worked with an amazing team of artists to create FREAK, .

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The comedic spins John put on his life and the relationships he had with his family members served to highlight the good, the bad, and the ugly moments, but the take-away message seemed to be that regardless of how he grew up, he can look back on it all now and see that it made him the person and the man he is today.

After watching it numerous times in the past, this book is pretty much word for word of the stand-up special. May 3, at 8: Masculinity as a whole is freakk by power, wealth and control.

What are some rite of passages in our society, in your specific culture? And this is definitely to associate themselves with a certain social class.

Won 1 Primetime Emmy. The way that he hid them just made his views of masculinity more visible.

Freak by John Leguizamo

Start your free trial. What does John learn from his other relatives about masculinity e. Yes No Report this.


A man is able to show affection towards his mother and his masculinity will not be endangered; thus, John depicts how male affection must be redirected or disguised in hard exteriors when men attempt to show affection to other men. The book had way too much filler, probably due to the actual leguizamk not taking up many pages.

Book that is also stage play or musical. Freddy rated it really liked it Dec 28, February 1, at Why are gay men the primary group attacked in accordance to homophobia? The fact that men pour their souls into inanimate objects, such as a car or leguizaamo televison set, proves that men are capable of some emotion to a certain degree.

May 2, at 7: This site uses cookies. And he feels like an outcast.

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I can relative to this the way that my dad shows his love for me. The underlying message was that femininity equated to being a weakness and inferiority. Of course he is talking about the difficult things we got through as a people in a funny way but its all very true. My sister and I had been introduced to cheerleading, a sport viewed as feminine, at a very young jjohn while both my brothers had been introduced to baseball, a sport viewed as masculine, at a very young age.

Machismo is a trait that allows a man can be a loving, caring certainly in his own definitionand a trait that is certainly expressed through sexual conquests.

John Leguizamo: Freak () – IMDb

I thought the one-man skit was really funny and Leguizamo portrayed the vision of his family very vividly. I would pay frexk bucks to watch Mr.


Usually when characterizing individuals as men or women they have gone through some stages in life- and these are their rites of passages. Every character aided the stereo-typically aggressive, unemotional, intimidating, and superior, even the female characters. This memory is very important because it is the only time that Leguizamo reiterates fdeak title of his performance.

May 4, at 1: February 2, at 4: While his cultural background has many similarities to theirs, he is not able to relate to them and instead their different cultures cause misunderstandings and problems, leading to his rejection.

Newton Story TV Movie This play is not only high energy and fast moving, A friend of mine who does professional stand up comedy gave this to me. Adapting his Drama Desk Award-winning one-man stage show, the special leads the audience on a hilarious and touching roller-coaster ride through the highs and lows of Leguizamo’s personal and professional life.

Not all young men come to realization that the people they look up to are actually not the best. This was different then how he was brought up to believe. I can surely relate to this jhon having a younger brother my mother does the same thing with him.