Hilarious and high energy, Freak is Leguizamo’s Emmy winning semi-falsified, one-man stand-up performance. Alternately funny, raunchy and poignant, FREAK . January 31 1. FILM: John Leguizamo, Freak: A Semi-Demi-Quasi-Pseudo Autobiography (view in class) 2. READ: Juan Gonzalez, Harvest of. Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is the Producer and Editor of John Leguizamo’s graphic novel Freak. He worked with an amazing team of artists to create FREAK, .

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Freak by John Leguizamo

This mere act of female submissiveness verses male dominance is a clear dynamic of set gender roles; this exposed John and his brother early in life how a man should act and how a female should act towards males. February 6, at 2: His father had a great deal of influence in his life. It is sad to say that this idea of Machismo and Masculinity that resides in the Latino culture still exist today.

There are the language struggles. ,eguizamo memory is very important because it is the only time that Leguizamo reiterates the title of jonh performance. Totally blew my mind.

He too is afraid of the disappointment and judgement that are caused by a lack of masculinity in the man of the house. Young drug pushers in the projects of Brooklyn live hard dangerous lives, trapped between their drug bosses and the detectives out to stop them.


He does not like that her education and late nights out take his power away. This play is not only high energy and fast moving, it iohn full of wit.

2. John Leguizamo’s Freak | Fictions of Latino Masculinities

How does Leguizamo describe his birth? When does Fausto show affection towards John?

How is this related to the masculinity ideals presented? But some of the stories are funny, and it’s guarateed to depress!

2. John Leguizamo’s Freak

The idea of how a man should act and how a female should act all starts in the household. She literally does everything from making his plate of food and placing on the table to ironing and laying his clothes out. Return to Book Page. No trivia or quizzes yet. Although his father was a working man he always found time to be a dad.

January 30, at Leguizamo definitely expressed his masculinity through the rites of passages that he has undergone with very different traits masculinity influences in his life.

John exposes many aspects of his private life, from struggles with the relationship he has with his father, to conflicts he has within himself. John makes light of his marginal position, but in the play he is constantly looking to make connections with his father and with the other kids in his neighborhood without success. January 31, at 7: These signify a girl or boy turning into a man or woman, coming of age and being an adult.


He is constantly swearing at his children and his wife whenever he gets angry about something or even when he is casually talking. I think the way he portrays his relationship with his letuizamo is a very important aspect of the act.

Nov 16, Fatimah rated it it was amazing. Another thing that was interesting was the alcoholism that his father had, which caused him to not only be physically abusive, but mentally abusive. February 1, at 9: He should be the one in power.

And he feels like an outcast. Your comparison of the television as the modern day car obsession among men is very interesting.