It is a shame that this film's examination of race and the modeling industry frequently gets sidetracked by unnecessary, and formulaic subplots. This could have bee a really biting social commentary had it had far more focus, and did not try to be multiple movies all at once.
Trashy and surprising all at the same time. Feels more like a play at times than a film, but the performances are fantastic. Killer Joe is not a film that cannot easily be recommended to most people. However, those willing to take a risk are in for an experience they will not soon forget.