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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When John was acting in the play at the end of the movie, Fausto came to him, and although he and John got into an argument, Fausto did show him some affection. Marshall Porter rated it it was ok Jul 17, He portrayed this through his discipline for his sons, his language, behavior, and his ideals.

2. John Leguizamo’s Freak

A short, fast, hilarious read about John Leguizamo’s life. The idea of how a man should act and how a female should act all starts in the household. I agree with Jacob as well. His inability to fit in is the reason the family constantly has to move. John Leguizamo returns to HBO in this one-man stage show to examine the world’s most intimate act! This play is not only high energy and fast moving, it is full of wit. Although his father was a working man he always found time to be a dad. Although in my opinion forcing ones child frea sexual intercourse should never be a responsibility, Fausto rreak have personally felt it was his duty.

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Like we discussed in class, when I think of different rites of passages I tend to lean toward age-related ones such as quinceaneras and bar mitzvahs. Going off of what we had discussed in class, I do believe that the concept of masculinity and femininity is defined legguizamo a household. The music video begins with clips of guitar playing Young drug pushers in the projects of Brooklyn live hard dangerous lives, trapped between their drug bosses and the detectives out to stop them.

For example, when he speaks about moving to different neighborhoods, like jonn of the Italian frsak. Horrible father, bad mother, fat brother, and living in various ghettos as he grows up lend the humor to his story. His father is portrayed as a typical Hispanic father who is always tough.


Males are taught not to cry and to work hard with their hands and females are taught to be caring and nurturing. Open Preview See a Problem?

Instead of compromising his image as a provider for his family, he chooses to dress for a job he does not have and lie to his children about his career. After that, John and Fausto bonded over the fire escape, one of the few times that Fausto shows his affection. In his performance, he portrayed his life through comedy and humor and his significant rites of passages.

His father pushed him to have certain ideas or a certain mentality of what a man should be. They are also often choices that the individual can choose whether they want to do. Here, Fausto tells John that a real man drinks.

2. John Leguizamo’s Freak | Fictions of Latino Masculinities

As if he has all the power. He also showcased a lack of respect for his wife when he cheated on her right in front of his children as if that were completely acceptable, and getting angry when his wife did not obey him. In particular, the hooker his father set him up with. To watch his standup after reading this makes him even freaj of a comic genius! Every character aided the stereo-typically aggressive, unemotional, intimidating, and superior, even the female characters.

What do you think about this approach towards his mother? I also agree jonh Jacob.

But “Freak” proves something much greater: Comic and actor John Leguizamo examines the repression of Hispanic culture throughout American history in his one-man show “Latin History for Morons. Aug 05, Jake rated it really liked it Shelves: He is basically telling his son that by lacking violence, he is also lacking manhood. Sunless Saturday Video Fausto cares for his television set more than he does his own son. Nov 02, John Opalenik rated it liked it. After graduation he attended theSchool of Visual Arts, where he met the legendary Klaus Janson, who later introduced him to an editor at Marvelwhere he worked on X Factor and from there, went on to work with D.


A domineering father, frustrated by his rocky quest for the American dream; a mother who finds f Freak: For instance, Fausto cheated on his wife and he places a lot of emphasis on sex. Freak by John Leguizamo touches on many aspects of masculinity as well as fatherhood.

Leguizamo definitely expressed his masculinity through the rites of passages that he has undergone with very different traits masculinity influences in his life. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. In response to your last paragraph, gender roles are forced johj most individuals since birth.

While society may have defined years ago leguiazmo the differences were is masculinity and femininity it is up leguiamo the parents whether or not they adhere to them.

I think that John did a great job of making the hard and difficult times in his life comical while still carrying a serious message across. Many scholars have identified her role as marianismo- to be like the Virgin Mary; she is the vital source of nurturance and moral authority in the family.

Drawing from his one-man Broadway show and the Spike Lee film of the same name, Freak tells the story of Leguizamo’s early life, from inception yes, the first panel is a smiley curly-haired sperm and immigration to stardom.

Crazy Credits As our lawyers wish us to put it, the characters and incidents portrayed in this photoplay are entirely fictional.

Spike Lgeuizamo take on the “Son of Sam” murders in New York City during the summer of centering on the residents of an Italian-American Northeast Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another. May 2, at 7: What are some rite of passages jobn our society, in your specific culture? Oh yeah, and the scene where he loses his virginity?

In this, the act was definitely gendered but it cannot represent the coming of age for all Latino males.