I feel like I hear a lot about Alien 2: On Earth without ever actually hearing about Alien 2: On Earth. What I mean is: this movie gets invoked a lot as just like "oh those crazy Italians, did you know they made an Alien sequel in 1980? and it's called Alien 2 instead of Aliens, which is such a dumb title" and the only time you hear anyone actually talk about the content of the movie is some comment…
Kind of surprised at this one's relative obscurity...late '80s VHS fuzz bad taste men killing fun. It wears thin by the end but in a way I find charming. The director (a man) apparently pretended the director was his sister (not real) who committed suicide because of going in debt for this movie (at least if the Bleeding Skull review is to be believed), which is in such incredibly unimaginably poor taste, that, like so much in this movie, almost feels too strange to be real.
"Gay people never talk about it in public, unless it's just cheap innuendo."
The film's thesis, if it has one, is stated near the 2/3 mark between the two main characters. "Because they shove it down our throats all the time, being straight. Straight story-lines on television, everywhere, in books, on billboards..." It doesn't take long consuming media while being gay before realizing that straight people - at least the ones making our media - don't care about us or…