Don't Call Me SonBy Kino Lorber
Tall, dark, androgynously handsome, Pierre wears eyeliner and a black lace g-string, while having sex with both boys and girls. The confusion only goes deeper when the teenager's single, working-class mom is arrested for having stolen him (and his "sister") at birth. Thanks to the wonders of DNA, he's returned to his biological parents: bourgeois, straight-laced and thrilled to have him back -- at least until he shows up in a zebra-print mini dress.
Reasons to Buy
- The turmoil of adolescence is plumbed with wit an compassion by writer/director Anna Muylaert, whose earlier film, The Second Mother, also dealt with familal loyalty and class tensions.
- Actress Dani Nefussi gives completely believable knock-out performances in the role of both mothers.
- Newcomer Naomi Nero defies expectations as a broodingly intense, potentially volcanic six-footer in stiletto heels.
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