I first read about this movie in the 90s in Videohound’s Cult Flicks and Trash Pics (aka my high school bible). I thought it had a great title and premise, and always wanted to see it, but could never track it down. My assumption, always, was that the movie was made by queer people, and it would be a campy, knowing, satire. Turns out it was made by someone who actively hated homosexuality. This is a clueless, hateful, enraging film…
I saw this as a cynical, shitty teenager, and hated it. Even before revisiting it, I was deeply ashamed of this fact because I knew in my heart I was wrong. I am proud of how much I have matured in the last 17 years as a viewer of cinema, and that I can now recognize Face/Off as one of the greatest films of all time.