“GLITTER & DOOM” screening and Q& A with Alex Diaz, Dir. Tom Gustafson, and screenwriter Cory James Krueckerberg at Frameline Film Festival
By Oliver Carnay
Triple-threat actor Alex Diaz shines in this visually entertaining musical, showcasing his grace in dancing, singing, and even juggling. Peppered with stunning irresistible mash-up music of Grammy Award-winning @indigogirlsmusic famous tunes (great arrangements!!), Diaz plays the free-spirited kid “Glitter” who dreams of being a circus performer and “Doom,” played by @alancammish Allan Camish, a serious musician.
It was love at first sight for both upon seeing each other during a summer encounter but soon long enough, it is evident that they have to part ways in order to pursue their different dreams. With a great supporting cast, Ming-Na Wen plays Glitter’s rich mom while Missy Pyle is the troubled alcoholic mother to “Doom.” Also in the cast are Delia DeLaria and Tig Notaro. Stylishly directed by Gustafson, it has cameos from Kate Pierson, Broadway star Beth Malone, Peppermint, and the Indigo Girls themselves, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers.
GLITTER & DOOM is currently doing its festival round.