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#44741 - 12 Feb 07 09:18 Mega Teen Movie!?
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By: Roy Tupai

While Megawati is now facing possible legal action, she’s also the unwitting butt of a joke in a new Hollywood gross-out teen movie.

Strangers With Candy, which opened in US theaters last month and should soon be available in Indonesia on pirated DVD, is based on Comedy Central’s series ‘Candy’ about 47-year-old Jerri Blank, a bisexual former prostitute/drug addict/convict, who returns to high school.

Jerri is befriended at school by a male Indonesian exchange student named Megawatti Sacarnaputri (played by Ecuadorian actor Carlo Alban, who appeared on Sesame Street from 1993-97). Curiously, the Megawatti in this film is a gifted science geek.

The film’s co-creator and co-writer Paul Dinello has admitted the Megawati reference doesn’t make much sense.

“We were trying to pick on someone that we hadn't before that we didn't know much about,” he said. “And then it occurred to us that the only thing we knew about Indonesia was - well we know a couple things - peppercorns and Megawati Sukarnoputri was the president at one time. We realized later that she's a female, not a male. So now I feel bad. Other than Henry Kissinger's involvement in the early 70s, you don't hear much about Indonesia anymore. But now it's in the news all the time with earthquakes and giant waves. Now we feel bad. We should have picked Sweden.”
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#44746 - 12 Feb 07 09:27 Re: Mega Teen Movie!? [Re: Piss Salon]
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Quoting: Piss Salon
Other than Henry Kissinger's involvement in the early 70s, you don't hear much about Indonesia anymore.

huh? say what? come again?
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#44753 - 12 Feb 07 09:48 Re: Mega Teen Movie!? [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Green light. East Timor. In that order.

I have the film and plan to watch it tonight. Apparently it is simply awful but watchable because Megawati keeps being called Megatwotty.
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#44776 - 12 Feb 07 10:52 Re: Mega Teen Movie!? [Re: Piss Salon]
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Quoting: Piss Salon
Green light. East Timor. In that order.

but that was mid 70s, not early 70s ... and surely, there have been much bigger issues than east timor over the years ...
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#44789 - 12 Feb 07 12:16 Re: Mega Teen Movie!? [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Bigger than the massacre of about one third of the population of a nation?
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#44820 - 12 Feb 07 23:47 Re: Mega Teen Movie!? [Re: Piss Salon]
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Bigger than the massacre of about one third of the population of a nation?

yeah, but it was only a little cuntry. does anyone really care? keciiiilllll.

since early 1970s there have been plenty of massacres and mysterious disappearances in indonesia. not to mention mostly unreported mayhem in aceh, maluku, kalimantan and papua. and plenty of catastrophes like tsunami, earthquakes, floods, ferry sinkings.

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#44821 - 12 Feb 07 23:51 Re: Mega Teen Movie!? [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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#44959 - 13 Feb 07 07:22 Re: Mega Teen Movie!? [Re: Dilli]
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From an American director's perspective -- a bad one, coz film was crappola -- is he right though. Since the 1970s, until the tsunami, what has the average American heard about Indonesia. Many have probably heard of Bali but wouldn't associate that with Indonesia, prior to the bombings anyway.
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