Margaret Cho: I'm the One That I Want

November, 1999, Margaret Cho is home in San Francisco at the Warfield Theater. Cho structures her monologue loosely on her professional life's trajectory: doing stand-up, cast in an ABC-TV sitcom, losing 30 pounds in two weeks for the part, the show's cancellation, a descent into booze, pills, and self-loathing, and a resurrection into her own voice, her own shape, and being the one she wants. Along the way we visit Karl Langerfeld in jail, a lesbian cruise ship, a TV Guide photo shoot, a hospital, bars, and her family's Polk Street bookshop. Takes on being a fag hag, speeding up felatio, casual daily racism, and her mother's phone messages highlight a scabrous, brilliant performance.

Grosses

Domestic (100%)
$1,210,967
Summary Details
DistributorCho
Opening$33,671
2 theaters
Running Time1 hr 36 min
GenresComedy Documentary
In Release515 days/73 weeks
Widest Release8 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Aug 4-665$33,671-2-$16,835$33,6711
Aug 11-1366$40,015+18.8%---$237,5742
Aug 18-2054$44,823+12%7-$6,403$301,2243
Aug 25-2758$38,921-13.2%7-$5,560$363,7244
Jan 12-15
MLK wknd
59$10,442-8-$1,305$696,418-
Jan 19-2159$12,726-7-$1,818$713,20625
Jan 26-2822$493,981+3,781.7%---$1,210,96726