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Cult Movie Essentials: Tromeo and Juliet (1996)

Tromeo and Juliet is a  loose adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet from Troma Entertainment. The film was directed by Lloyd Kaufman from a screenplay by Kaufman and James Gunn, who also served as associate director.

Set in modern-day Manhattan, the film begins with the narrator (Lemmy of Motörhead) introducing two families: the Capulets and the Ques.

At the center of these families are Tromeo Que (Will Keenan) and Juliet Capulet (Jane Jensen). Tromeo lives in squalor with his alcoholic father Monty (Earl McKoy) and works at a tattoo parlor with his cousin Benny (Stephen Blackehart)and friend Murray (Valentine Miele).

Juliet is sequestered in her family’s mansion, watched over by her abusive father Cappy (Maximillian Shaun), passive mother Ingrid (Wendy Adams), and overprotective cousin Tyrone (Patrick Connor), all the while being sexually satisfied by family servant Ness (Debbie Rochon).

Both Tromeo and Juliet are trapped in cases of unrequited love: Tromeo lusts for the big-bosomed, promiscuous Rosie (Jacqueline Tavarez); Juliet is engaged to wealthy meat tycoon London Arbuckle  (Steve Gibbons) as prelude to an arranged marriage.

On the insistence of Murray and Benny, Tromeo attends the Capulets’ masquerade ball in the hopes of meeting Rosie, only to find her with another man. Tromeo staggers around the party in disillusion until he locks eyes with those of Juliet. The two instantly fall for each other and share a dance until an angry Tyrone chases him out of the house…

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