We've discussed this before, but we don't find anything "hilarious" about what seems to be the legitimately serious mental issues that are plaguing Randy Quaid. To review, he and his wife Evi fled to Canada last year, believing they were targets of "star whackers," who (they insisted) had killed celebrities like Michael Jackson and Heath Ledger. Then last week, Quaid was on stage performing a song called "Star Whackers," which suggested that either he hasn't changed his tune about this celebrity-assassin business or, maybe, just maybe, that this was the start of some sort of elaborate stunt where we find out the whole thing is a big joke. Considering that the Quaids are going to be unveiling a "highly experimental" film next month called "Star Whackers," we're guessing not.
On April 22 in Vancouver, the Quaids will show what's described as a work-in-progress of ... well, what exactly? Some sites are reporting that "Star Whackers" is a documentary, but we don't think that's right -- especially when you read The Globe and Mail's story on the screening:
The story has Randy Quaid being targeted by assassins who "plot his demise and hunt him so to appropriate for themselves his value as a movie star," according to a summary. "Stars Randy Quaid in three roles!"
"This is a work in progress and highly experimental with nudity, adult language and content throughout," reads Evi Quaid's artist statement. "For the first time I would like an audience reaction to my art as a work in progress, so I may understand its content through other eyes."
In case you're wondering what she's talking about in regards to "my art," she has directed one other film, 1999's "The Debtors," which starred Randy Quaid, Michael Caine, and Jamie Kennedy. As far as we can tell, it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and then dropped out of sight. (By the way, we love this quote from Caine about why he agreed to be in Evi Quaid's movie: "Because she's nuts.")
We fully expect that certain types of folks will be doing everything in their power to get to this screening in April in the hopes that it will be utterly insane in a train-wreck sort of way. We will not be going: The whole thing makes us very, very sad. But we will say this: We have a feeling this film will have an easier time finding a distributor than "The Debtors" did.
Randy Quaid and wife making movie about 'star whackers' [The Globe and Mail]
Randy Quaid to Make 'Star Whackers' Movie [The Hollywood Reporter]