Saturday 5 July 2014

Call Girl - Review


Written by Eric Havens
Directed by Jill Sixx Gevargizian

Call Girl is a short film with a twist. Its simple structure pitches Laurence R. Harvey, last seen as the obesely inadequate sadist in The Human Centipede 2 reprising his monstrous misogyny as Ed, a man who pays for his carnal satisfaction. Tristan Risk (known to many as the Betty Boop lookalike in American Mary) plays Mitzy, the hooker of the movie’s title.

Jill Sixx Gevargizian directs in another celebration of girl power. Suffice to say that although Ed’s intentions are thoroughly despicable, when he receives his visit from Mitzy, all is not what it seems.

Filmed entirely from Ed’s webcam’s point of view just occasionally the photography frustrates. The tale however is so compact and enhanced by Colin Lacativa’s music, that it flows with a swift wit. Gevargizian is learning her craft and this crowd-funded micro-movie is evidence of a talented young woman with Soska-like potential. A fun cast and a freakish tale make viewing Call Girl to be five minutes very well spent.

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