Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Filth and Wisdom Trailer & One-Sheet!!

Filth & Wisdom is Madonna's first directorial effort (Yes, that Madonna) and it looks freaking outstanding! It stars Gogol Bordello's frontman Eugene Hutz as A.K. a cross-dresser who turns tricks for cash while dreaming of stardom with his band. Filth and Wisdom's official synopsis: a hilariously sexy tale of three roommates who must delve into mischievous and naughty behavior in pursuit of bigger and brighter futures. A Ukrainian immigrant, A.K. (Eugene Hutz), finances his dreams of ‘trans-continental superstardom’ with his band, Gogol Bordello, by turning tricks as a role-playing cross dresser. As A.K. literally whips the privileged of London into shape, he also secretly pines for the object of his affection, Holly (Holly Weston), an aspiring ballerina looking for her big break while moonlighting as a slippery stripper. Meanwhile, Juliette (Vicky Mclure) steals medicine from her pharmaceutical job in hopes of quenching her dreams of helping Africa’s youth. FILTH AND WISDOM is every bit as erotic and playful as it is poignant and touching, revealing the universal struggles we all face in our pursuits of happiness.

The film features stock footage and performances from Gogol Bordello! If you have not heard Gogol Bordello, check them out! They have an amazing sound routing from Eastern European folk music. They are definately one of my top band's as of late, and I constantly find myself listening to their various records. The band's music is also featured throughout the trailer below, it will give you a great example of their unique sound and amazing energy. Anyways checkout the trailer and one-sheet below....

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Thoughts on Filth and Wisdom? Madonna looks like she may have a good thing going behind the lense.