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The Making of “Monsters”

Canada, 1991 (MIFF 1991, Fiction)

Director: John Greyson

Bertolt Brecht is a catfish and Lotte Lenya's a black lesbian docomaker in this wild and crazy all singing, all dancing musical satire, on the set of "Monsters", a telemovie about gay-bashing from Candian enfant-terrible, John Greyson.

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