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Dress Code

USA 2023
produced by
Peter Panagos, Joseph Pupello, Andrew Froening, Gerard Garilli (executive) for Oh Well Productions, Garilli Films
directed by Joseph Pupello
starring Gerard Garilli, Freddie Maas, Frank Osso, Maria Marinaro, Alex Di Trolio, Nicholas Giordano, Aden Dixon, Edward John Socienski, Richie Rainero, Christopher Orangeo, Kevin Williamson, Frank Di Napoli, Emma Crivera, Ronnie Rainero, Robert Asencio, Dante Giovanni, Matt McManus, Justine Garilli, Sal Garilli, Antonio Caruso, Gerardo Arencibia, Victor Pontrelli, Joe Della Ferra, Erik Goyenechea, Joseph Pupello
written by Peter Panagos, music by Stefan Swanson

review by
Mike Haberfelner

For the most part, teenaged Bobby (Nicholas Giordano) is just your normal kid - only he sometimes likes to wear women's clothes, just because he feels uncomfortable with his own body. This is much to the dismay of his father Dom (Freddie Maas), a small-fry mobster with a short temper who just can't get over the fact that his younger brother Rocco (Frank Osso) is rising up the ranks in the "family" while he seems to remain stuck, and he blames everybody but himself. Only two people in the world accept Bobby as he is, his mother (Alex Di Trolio) and his best friend Chris (Aden Dixon).

10 years later: Mum has just died, Chris (now played by Kevin Williamson) has turned into a crackhead who owes everybody in town, Bobby's (now played by Gerard Garilli) engaged to Chris's adoptive sister Claire (Maria Marinaro) but still living with his father. But uncle Rocco takes care of the young man, giving him a promotion his dad could only ever dream of - which makes Dom all the more bitter, but Bobby proves himself a worthy mobster who's not shy go get his hands dirty, so he can soon enough afford a nice house for him and Claire, far enough away from Dom. And since he's good at doing what he does, he soon rises up in the ranks, not to everybody's liking. Of course, he still likes to wear women's clothes, and the only times he feels really happy is at drag parties, usually far away from home as he can't let his mobster friends in on his little secret. But there are forces out there who want to destroy Bobby - especially Allie Boy (Edrard John Socienski), who thinks Bobby has been promoted over him - and for him this little secret would be a godsend ...


I think it's a fair assumption that there are not many mobster movies about crossdressers - at least not many that are intended to be taken seriously -, and really the matter of crossdressing doesn't lend itself too well to the mobster genre ... generally speaking that is, as Dress Code proves exactly that point wrong by treating this topic in a very engaging way while still implementing all the mobster tropes you'd expect a film of its ilk, with all the violence and all the alure and downfalls of organized crime (as depicted in the movies at least) in all the right places, thanks to a clever script and a genre savvy direction. And a strong cast only help to make this one cool if somewhat unusual genre effort.


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