Review in Brief: Loqueesha (2019)

“Official Selection – San Luis Obispo International Film Festival 2019”. Me neither. Five minutes into LOQUEESHA, writer-director-star Jeremy Saville hasn’t started talking like what he thinks black people talk like yet, but he has done a wildly offensive Gandhi impression instead. Apparently if you hang around for long enough in a deserted bar offering asinine advice that makes you sound like the Sphinx from MYSTERY MEN then you’ll be handed your big break. Joe/Loqueesha thinks xenophobia is the same as anthrophobia and/or agoraphobia, and Saville may not know the difference either. They get the only black guy in this (Dwayne Perkins) to say, completely straight-faced, “I don’t know what I’m more impressed by, you as a black woman or your therapy techniques”. Joe later berates a woman (Mara Hall) for not being as good at being black as he is, and she just accepts this. It’s a lazy, self-congratulatory and narcissistic insult of a movie. SSP

About Sam Sewell-Peterson

I'm not paid to write about film - I do it because I love it. Favourites include Bong Joon-ho, Danny Boyle, the Coen Brothers, Nicolas Winding Refn, Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, Taika Waititi and Edgar Wright. All reviews and articles are original works owned by me. They represent one man's opinion, and I'm more than happy to engage in civilised debate if you disagree.
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