July 11, 2008

INTERVIEW - Lypsinka Knows Best

John Epperson's play My Deah felt like an unmitigated attempt to make me laugh myself to death. Epperson is already known and beloved to many as the face (and notably not the voice) of Lypsinka, whose Joan Crawford mummery has become the stuff of legend; his career as a playwright, however, may wind up being where he shines the brightest. The script is now available for purchase through the site linked above.

Epperson was thoughtful enough to speak with me last week about his favorite horror films, and about our cultural overdependence on the crutches of irony and camp. I don't think any interview has ever gave my Netflix queue more of a workout!

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