Hilarious and high energy, Freak is Leguizamo’s Emmy winning semi-falsified, one-man stand-up performance. Alternately funny, raunchy and poignant, FREAK . January 31 1. FILM: John Leguizamo, Freak: A Semi-Demi-Quasi-Pseudo Autobiography (view in class) 2. READ: Juan Gonzalez, Harvest of. Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is the Producer and Editor of John Leguizamo’s graphic novel Freak. He worked with an amazing team of artists to create FREAK, .

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February 4, at 3: Learn more More Like This. The Nuyorican experience and the social construction of what it means to be masculine. John Leguizamo’s Road to Broadway Not only is Fausto glamorizing the drinking and violent Latino stereotype, he is also becoming bolder with his ability to get away with another woman. He is constantly swearing at his children and his wife whenever he gets angry about something or even when he is casually talking.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. However, there was one time when Fausto showed John some love without really being under the influence. This consisted of people not being able to pronounce his lastname. I think leguizwmo brought up a very interesting point in regards to rites of passages. These signify a girl or boy turning into a man or woman, coming of age and lfguizamo an adult. The characteristics his father personified were: By showing not only the fictions of Latino masculinity we could see a lot of the same characteristics used to define masculinity in these other nationalities.


He also mentioned the use of Spanglish. Ultimately he beats John up.

Nov 02, John Opalenik rated it liked it. Showing that society and at home life kohn how we portray traits of masculinity its not just learnt from little kids on their own or that its something that we are born with.

There are the language struggles.

2. John Leguizamo’s Freak

It is also interesting to look at his relationship with him brother. February 11, vreak 5: Again, in this situation when John does not fulfill his dad wish, he is scared that he has disappointed his dad.

Even in the part where the father introduced his children to his mistress, had a subtle undertone that cheating was his right as a man.

Going off of what we had discussed in class, I do believe that the concept of masculinity and femininity is defined in a household. His uncle was peguizamo and his dad did not always approve of his ways.

But like all great comedy, the leguiazmo is there too. Yes, at the end of the play we see Fausto become the most vulnerable thus far.


To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: By beating them, he is able to assert his power over them. Its an interesting point you bring up. I know enough Spanish to get the gist of the parts written in Spanish to get the jokes.

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The relationship between the title of the performance and the masculinities that Leguizamo exhibits is not as complex as one would imagine. Was this review helpful to you? Fishbone, John Bigham, Chris Dowd. His childhood was far from perfect or the norm being he had an alcoholic father who would whip John and his brother occasionally, but for John, comedy was his way out rather than choosing a life of crime for example.

Fausto cares for his television set more than he does his own son. There were a few key things that stood out to me.