Susan Chumsky
April 01, 1994 AT 05:00 AM EST

Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
performer
Eric Bogosian
director
John McNaughton
author
Eric Bogosian
genre
Comedy, Documentary

We gave it a B-

The most sympathetic of the 10 characters Eric Bogosian assumes in Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, his 1990 Off Broadway one-man show, is a pathetic motormouth homeless man with Ratso Rizzo overtones. The rest are beyond quirky and usually downright hateful: a homicidal rapper, a cutthroat radio exec who wields his cordless phone like a weapon. Bogosian is a canny, chameleonic actor but a misanthropic writer. This video adaptation only intensifies the problem, cropping much of the sparse, neutral stage and magnifying the scum. B-

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