CAUTION. May or may not contain clown nudity. Not for children.
Sex! Murder! Clowns?!
Ever wanted clowns to admit how miserable, desperate and obsessive they really are? Director Eric Davis (Red Bastard, Cirque du Soleil, Bouffon Glass Menajoree) pushes under the freaky-happy faade of clowns to reveal a cast of cutting-edge comedians ready to whip out their dark sides.
Here is a clown show is full of drug-addled bums, brain-battered boxers, high society pedophiles, and of course, the barely-clad-yet-deadly femme fatale. Here is an ever-changing cityscape of lonely office buildings, dead-end alleys, glitzy clubs, and old-timey neighborhoods.
Here is a show in black and white, in light and shadows, angles and corners. Its a Caligari-esque, expressionistic hallucination of the 40s crime genre that defined an American archetype. Done by clowns.
Here is a show in which good-natured comedy-makin turns into vicious back-stabbing, horrible revelations and plenty of nervous breakdowns.
Here is a clown noir. Very good intentions. Very bad clowns.