For some reason, the second six installments of TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET left a somewhat bitter taste in my mouth. The genius of the first six was that one was never entirely sure if Mr. Kelly was in on the joke. I mean, of course he was, but the story and video in those first parts were more ridiculous than outright absurd (i.e., the subsequent carnival of midgets and pants shitting). At that point, one could still wonder about R.'s true intentions. But by part six and beyond, shit had officially spun into cartoon land. Granted, I was completely entertained throughout, I just felt a little bit of the innocence had been lost.
Which leads me to the latest ten installments (chapters 13-22), brought to the world by the Independent Film Channel. For some reason, and this has nothing to do with the fact that he videotapes himself urinating on fifteen-year-old girls, I just didn't feel like being a TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET supporter anymore. Our modern world is cursed by immediacy and overkill with regards to information. In reaction to that, I have begun to yearn for the days of "less is more." So to produce another ten installments now that everyone is aware of exactly what they're getting into, well, it just doesn't feel as exciting and relevant to me.
Which leads us to the product itself. Having just watched chapters 13 and 14, I can say, at least so far, that you win, Mr. Kelly. I am officially on board with your batshit retarded sitcom opera, and I can't wait to see what happens next.
Seriously, watch this fuckin' shit over on IFC.com. It really is like nothing else out there.