In 2006, we tried to get banned from the National Multicultural Fringe Festival by presenting four episodes of The Adventures of Boy President. Shown over four nights of the Fringe, each episode was a half-hour highlight from the first series of the hit TV series about the first ever boy to become president of the United States of America.
like this, but a boy.
Described by writer/director David Finig as “gritty, raw and stylish” and “a disturbing and high-impact expose of US politics”, Boy President was described by everyone else as “trash” and “violent, rambling idiocy”. Produced by King Of Boy President Nickamc, each episode included special DVD commentary from the show’s director Hadley (played by Hadley) and the actor who played Boy President in the original TV series, former child actor Chris Finnigan (played by Jack Lloyd).
4. Boy President saves Christmas
A lot of television shows have trouble pulling off the climactic end of season finales demanded by their audiences. Not so The Adventures of Boy President – in an innovative masterstroke, the show’s director made the brilliant decision that the series would conclude with A CLIPSHOW!
GODDAMMIT A CLIPSHOW image by frosty.
What does this mean, in stage terms? Well, there was no script for this performance, but if I recall it correctly, the entire cast re-enacted key highlights from the previous three episodes: the battle between Boy President’s Immune System and the Anthrax Virus – Ricochet Jensen’s film adaptation of Boy President’s election night debate with the Two-Headed Arab – Boy President’s body being hijacked by the Magical Pimp while he was sexing Rusty Centre – and all these scenes enhanced by the inclusion of DVD COMMENTARY
provided live by the director of the TV series and the actor who played Boy President. 15 years on, they look back on their work and discuss how these scenes were created, they share tidbits about the talented cast and crew, and they reflect on their lives since The Adventures of Boy President was cancelled by the network. Since his big break at age 9 with the role of Boy President, actor Jack Lloyd divides his time between film appearances, including a recent John Leguizamo vehicle in which Leguizamo is an undercover cop who infiltrates a gang of bikies, and travelling around Los Angeles following the endless party circuit, living in strangers’ houses for days at a time until they force him to leave.
any of these John Leguizamo hangers-on could be Boy President.
Which is, after all, isn’t it, the true meaning of christmas?
See other episodes of The Adventures of Boy President.