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Beauty Is Embarrassing (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, Comedy | 10 March 2012 (USA)
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A documentary on the life and current times of artist Wayne White.

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Neil Berkeley
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wayne White ... Himself
Paul Reubens ... Himself
Mimi Pond Mimi Pond ... Herself
Mark Mothersbaugh ... Himself
Matt Groening ... Himself
Lulu White Lulu White ... Herself
Woodrow White Woodrow White ... Himself
Cliff Benjamin Cliff Benjamin ... Himself
David Pagel David Pagel ... Himself
Kaz Kaz ... Himself
Alison Mork Alison Mork ... Herself
Charles Stone III ... Himself (as Charles Stone)
Paul Zaloom ... Himself
Willis White Willis White ... Himself
Billie June White Billie June White ... Herself
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Raised in the Tennessee mountains, Wayne White started his career as a cartoonist in NYC. He quickly found success as one of the creators of the Pee-wee's Playhouse TV show which soon led to more work design some of the most arresting and iconic images in pop culture. Recently his word paintings featuring pithy and and often sarcastic text statements finely crafted onto vintage landscape paintings have made him a darling of the fine art world. The movie chronicles the vaulted highs and crushing lows of an artist struggling to find peace and balance between his professional work and his personal art. This is especially complicated for a man who struggles with the virtues he most often mocks in his art...Vanity, ego and fame. Written by Neil Berkeley

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Красота - это немного стыдно See more »

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Features Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986) See more »

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Is There A Ghost
Written by Benjamin Barrett, Creighton Birdwel and James Hampton
Published By Birdsmell Brand Songs (ASCAP). Say Hello to America (ASCAP), Walker Texas Music Arranger (ASCAP)
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Raw Honesty Screws Artistic Genius
15 September 2012 | by djdavigSee all my reviews

This movie is a phenomenal experience for anyone interested in art of any kind. I saw it at the new Sundance Sunset in West Hollywood, a wonderful place, and rarely do we get such a blatantly honest lookinside the mind and life history of an artistic genius as well the worlds he currently lives and works in.

I say worlds plural because Wayne has traversed many of them in his long and highly successful career, including three Emmys, and inhabits several of them still. If Wayne wasn't so scrupulously honest about his emotions he might be a wealthier man but that he always sticks to his guns is what makes him a great artist and a better person. No doubt his fellow genius wife had a lot to do with that. Thus my title, get it?

As a writer I enjoyed it immensely and found his rebirth as a rock star painter/poet to be uniquely inspiring. Watching the critics say "where the hell did this guy come from?" was priceless for anyone languishing to create something great while getting little recognition for it. Meeting him after the showing proved to be as funny and heartwarming as seeing him on the big screen. Do what you love well, have fun, make beauty, and never quit and the rest of it will work out!! Thanks again Wayne!


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