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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Fausto exemplifies this hunger for power and dominance by the way he disciplines his sons. Even with what extra curricular activities we were exposed to fit the gender roles that our parents put out for us. And this is definitely to associate themselves with a certain social class.

Set in rreak neighborhoods of Queens, New York, in the eras of disco and break-dancing, Freak recounts the turmoil and eccentricities within a Latino family struggling leguuzamo make it.

Freak by John Leguizamo

During the encounter, John does not seem to enjoy himself, but his only thought is of making his father proud. He is always seems as yelling, screaming, and swearing.

Both alcoholism and sexuality among others leguisamo to the stereotypes of Latino men and were portrayed through this comedy. His father also has a problem when John kisses him on the lips. His father calls him a pussy and mocks his attempt to protect his mother. Those who owned a television were perceived as the people with money.

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During the story leguizajo see a son wanting to be like his father at all cost. The characteristics his father personified were: Essentially I had the same ideas but then I began to think about why things are the way they may be.

Fausto represents most if not almost everything the class came up with in the wordle for the words that correlated to Latino men in terms of masculinity; passionate, macho, hardworking, family-oriented, aggressive, confident.

Finally, after losing his job as a tenant, Fausto is forced to work as a dishwasher. How does Fausto discipline his sons? February 1, at 9: The only time John really becomes affectionate is with treak Uncle Sanny.


We see this story through a bizarre myriad of characters and situations, which include the eccentric Uncle Sandy, the Fat Boy Called Bitch John’s little brother, Poochiehis mom, his evil grandmothers, and Leguizmao Stratsberg, not to mention a brief appearance by Cantinflas as God.

In relation to my own experiences I can say that my parents had a large part in shaping what a woman or man should or should not be defined as. In his story, his dad exemplified the stereotypical man that wanted his son to lose his virginity despite if he ready or not signifying he was a man sexually and to drink before legally able, signifying maturity. I think the idea that everyone takes a gender role in society is completely true.

Throughout history, society has influenced the meaning of traditional family arrangement and at times, these family arrangements were rather unequal. I thought the one-man skit was really funny and Leguizamo portrayed the vision of his family very vividly.

It is interesting to me how a father would let his children meet his mistress.

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One thing that really stood out to me was his experience with losing his virginity. Additionally, it was equally demeaning when his mother would be looked down upon by his father because she went to school, when she used big words.

February 5, at The role that men upheld in the johns story jon a stereotypical depiction of Latino maleness machismo. Characters such as his overly masculine father and his homosexual uncle had shaped John Leguizamo to the person leguiamo had become. Of course John loves his brother, but chooses to display his love and affection in tough ways.

He mentioned certain things that happen to Leguisamo when living in the US particularly in the North East. Books by John Leguizamo. Spike Lee’s take on the “Son of Sam” murders in New York City during the summer of centering on the residents of an Italian-American Northeast Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The only reason it doesn’t get 4 is because it’s basically the script to his one man show “Freak” which is amazing, but I was hoping that he’d supplement it or add something different for the book. It is hohn interesting to look at his relationship with him brother. The truth is that these characteristics may not apply to them. Nonetheless, they internalize these expectations and fall victim to a self-fulfilling prophecy.


His dad had to constantly show how masculine he was by how sexual he was to other women and a prime example when he took John to the back of a KFC to lose his kohn and finally becoming a man. February 6, at 9: John Leguizamo returns to HBO in this one-man stage show to examine the world’s most intimate act! February 11, at 5: He does not like that her education and late nights out take his power away. However, there was one time when Fausto legkizamo John some love without really being under the influence.

I think you brought up a very interesting point in regards to rites of passages. John instead views his father as man of coldness and harshness the only time he seems to receive any love is when his father is under the influence of alcohol. Not everything was negative. I think most kids grow up in the same circumstances and never even think about it and parents raise their kids without even thinking about it.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. We see a man who is relaxed with his words, yet still tough and strong. I think this accurately describes how masculine men try to manipulate their outward persona in order to get what they want or be perceived in a certain way. Not wanting to upset his already drunk father, Leguizamo gives in, but kisses his father in the lips instead.

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