A skewed homage to Robert Altman's THAT COLD DAY IN THE PARK, NO SKIN OFF MY ASS lacks the menacing qualities of the earlier work, which were largely purveyed by the late Sandy Dennis.
This shabby effort by writer-director-star Bruce LaBruce barely tells the tale of a romance between an obsessive hairdresser (LaBruce) living in New York's East Village, and a taciturn young skinhead (Klaus von Brucker). The skinhead's wiser, older lesbian sister, Jonesy (G.B. Jones), provides
him with emotional counsel.
NO SKIN OFF MY ASS was shot in Super-8 and then blown up to 16mm, with the result that it looks as if it were shot in a sandstorm. The sound quality is even...