At last week’s Customs & Departures: An Evening With Thai-American Writers event, playwright/performer Prince Gomolvilas brings down the house on the movies “21” and “The Last Airbender.” He performed a monologue titled “21 Reasons Why This Movie Sucks.” The piece, which originally debuted in 2008’s Jukebox Stories: The Case of the Creamy Foam, is a delightfully biting takedown of the movie, 21. (The monologue is one of the central pieces in JUKEBOX STORIES, a storytelling, song-singing, bingo-playing, theatrical extravaganza starring Prince Gomolvilas and musician Brandon Patton.) Two years later, he’s updated the monologue so that he could bitch-slap The Last Airbender too. Hard. Really hard.
21 Reasons Why This Movie Sucks by Prince Gomolvilas (Part 1)
21 Reasons Why This Movie Sucks by Prince Gomolvilas (Part 2)
More about Prince Gomolvilas
Prince Gomolvilas is a playwright whose plays include Big Hunk o’ Burnin’ Love, The Theory of Everything, and the stage adaptation of the Scott Heim novel, Mysterious Skin. He is the recipient of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Drama, and he teaches in the Master of Professional Writing Program at USC.