Blubberella

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Blubberella
Blubberella Cover.jpg
DVD cover
Directed byUwe Boll
Written byUwe Boll
Willam Belli
Michael Christopher
Lindsay Hollister
Produced by
  • Uwe Boll
  • Sandra Basso
  • Dan Clarke
  • Jonathan Shore
  • Lindsay Hollister[1]
  • Willam Belli[2]
Starring
Production
companies
  • Boll KG Productions
  • Event Film Productions
Distributed byPhase 4 Films
Release date
  • 28 April 2011 (2011-04-28)
[3]
Running time
87 minutes
CountryGermany[4]
LanguageEnglish
Budget$5 Million[2]

Blubberella is a 2011 German exploitation comedy film written and directed by Uwe Boll.[5][6] The plot is about an obese dhampir superhero, set in German-occupied Europe. The entire film is a scene-for-scene spoof of BloodRayne: The Third Reich (directed by Boll himself the previous year) with most of the same cast and crew.[7] The film received negative reviews.

Plot[edit]

In the year 1940, Blubberella is an obese vampire/human hybrid with a hatred of Adolf Hitler, and a soft spot for food. The rest of the film roughly follows the plot of Bloodrayne 3: The Third Reich, although some scenes are inserted for comedic purposes, such as a scene were Blubberella talks to her mum, and numerous jokes about sex, obesity and being gay.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The film received negative reviews.[8][9][10]

In an interview with Popzara's Brittany Vincent, Hollister said she took the role because of diminishing opportunity for large actresses to find work in Hollywood. "I've been doing this for ten years. While I've been extremely lucky to play some amazing characters, I’ve watched the roles dry up. And I’ve been shut out of even auditioning for many character roles because I'm too large." On taking on the title role of Blubberella, she states "This movie would have been done with or without me. It would have been a lot more offensive if I hadn’t done it. But I didn’t win the war about the title. I hate the title."[11] In an interview with Entertainment Weekly Hollister discussed the film and insisted her decision to take the role wasn’t based on money alone: "I'm not ashamed of Blubberella... Of course there's fat jokes in the film. If they had put another salami sandwich in my hand, I was going to start killing the crew. But I want people to know we weren't setting out to hate fat people. It's important for me that people know the true story." She went on to say, "This movie was made with the best intentions. I truly wanted to make a movie about a fat girl who could kick ass."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collis, Clark (18 March 2011). "Lindsay Hollister How I Became Blubberella". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Collis, Clark (18 March 2011). "Lindsay Hollister How I Became Blubberella". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  3. ^ 2011 Sci-Fi-London Line Up Released
  4. ^ "Blubberella". Sci Fi London. Archived from the original on 14 May 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  5. ^ "News Splendid: Uwe Bolls "Blubberella" auf Blu-ray | BLU-RAY | Cinefacts.de". Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
  6. ^ Buchanan, Jason. "Blubberella". Allmovie. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  7. ^ "News: Like A Caged Rhino That Hasn't Been Fed In Weeks, The Trailer For Uwe Boll's BLUBBERELLA Smashes Boundaries Of Good Taste". Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
  8. ^ "Uwe Boll's new movie is called 'Blubberella': Yes, really". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 13 November 2010.
  9. ^ Foywonder (11 August 2011). "Blubberella (2011)". Dead Central. Retrieved 28 July 2015. “Uwe Boll’s Blubberella is a holocaust of comedy. I witnessed six million jokes die right before my eyes.”
  10. ^ Orange, B. Alan (2 April 2014). "Blubberella 2 is not happening says Uwe Boll". Movieweb. Retrieved 28 July 2015. The notorious director would rather focus on a sequel to 'Postal' and more personal projects than revisit this trashy cult comedy
  11. ^ "Popzara Interviews: Lindsay Hollister". Popzara Press. Archived from the original on 21 August 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2010.

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