Remember Paris Hilton? Because you have to in order to “get” the um, “jokes” in the “comic” spoof “Reality Queen!”
It’s about an about-to-fade reality TV star trying to recapture her status in the Age of Memes. And it’s about 80 minutes too long.
“Queen” is a junk-comedy pieced together with a couple of “names” (Denise Richards, John Witherspoon, Mike Tyson), comic and cartoon voice-actor Charles Fleischer impersonating Larry King and not one damned joke that lands.
London Logo, played by busty freak of nature Julia Faye West, is the subject of a British TV documentary in which we catch up with her life today even as we remember her sex tape (“A Night in London,” with Mike Tyson), her reality show co-starring BBFF (Rochelle (Shelli Boone) and her many, many nip-slips, crotch-shots (getting out of cars) and other boo-boos that were a consequence of her very public life.
“I’m a model, NOT a role model!”
“Nobody TOLD me PETA doesn’t like fur!”
“I’m so waaaasted.”
“Where am I? And how many new Twitter followers do I have?”
“Jesus? He’s way too serious. He needs a makeover, maybe a man-bun like the hipster DJs wear…”
And so on.
It’s a deathly unfunny comedy, and staggeringly incompetent to boot. Hunt through the credits and figure out who did the graphic mock-ups of things like “Player” magazine covers, where “Real Man (sic) Have Curves” is a headline, “embarrassing” is misspelled, etc. And never ever hire this dunce again.
Considering another gag was a “Chocolate Mousse” that didn’t go over with her “fat” fans because the packaging says “Mouse.”
“Didn’t somebody proofread it?”
London paid $50,000 for a “micro-Chihuahua.” She doesn’t know it’s a gerbil. Richard Gere offering to pet-sit wasn’t a clue.
I chuckled at the “Helen Mirren Child Trafficking Scandal” bit (just a shot of Dame Helen with a bunch of schoolkids), the “reunion” tour with her former co-star, Rochelle, involving a private jet to hit the most popular bar in Watford, North Dakota. Maybe there’s a laugh in “I tried to cook for myself once. It tasted like syphilis!”
Not that I could tell.
Cast: Julia Faye West, Kate Orsini, Denise Richards, Shelli Boone, John Witherspoon and Mike Tyson
Credits: Directed by Steven Jay Bernheim, script by Steven Jay Bernheim, Schuyler Brumley, Chris Cobb, John-Paul Panelli, Allan Murray, Gabby Gruen, Greg Lindsay, Chandler Patton A High Octane release.
Running time: 1:24