Ari & Mario (1966)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental, Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Errors  |   Run Time - 66 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this sometimes hilarious color film directed by Andy Warhol, the German-born rock singer Nico hires drag queen Mario Montez to baby-sit her three-year-old son Ari. Dressed in a pale blue lounging outfit and adorned with a lot of makeup and costume jewelry, Mario runs into endless difficulties trying to distract this lively little boy, who, for some reason, has almost no interest in watching Mario sing and dance. ("Ten Little Indians" is one of his tunes of choice.) Warhol can be heard offering numerous comments from behind the camera, all designed to incite Ari to even more rambunctious behavior, much to the put-upon Mario's dismay.

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babysitter, drag-queen, rock-star