My Father Is Coming

Feature Film Germany 1991

Was Monika Treut making queer films before queer cinema was even thought of? That's what critics say about her. Set in New York's East Village (her previous film, The Virgin Machine, was shot in San Francisco), a crazy mixture of early Woody Allen, a less camp Fassbinder, and Waters without Divine, it follows the confused and complicated life of Vicky, a would-be actress who is unemployed because of her strong German accent. When not racing from one audition to another, she scrapes a living working as a waitress. Her father, who thinks she is married and successful, comes to visit her from Bavaria and turns her life upside down. A low-budget, underground film, it combines the features of a classic comedy of errors and a coming out story. (So as not to let her father discover the truth about her sexual identity Vicky asks her flat mate to pretend to be her husband). This movie showcases the flamboyant, gender bender, alternative culture of America in the 90's, but is, above all, a fresco of an era, of identities and their endless permutations and combinations. It is also a post-modern collage about sexuality that does not hesitate to sacrifice aesthetic purity to extend its appeal to a wider audience. Vicky's father (played by Alfred Edel, who worked with Kluge in the new German cinema and died just two years after making this film) adapts to the eccentricities of the Big Apple much better than his daughter. He ends up falling in love with the famous porn actress Annie Sprinkle who plays herself, as a New Age guru of sex.  

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