Beauty Is Embarrassing
(USA, 2012, 89 mins)
Executive Producer: Aimee Bothwell, Eddie Schmidt, Bart McDonough
Producers: Neil Berkeley, Chris Bradley, Morgan Neville, Milan Erceg, Aimee Bothwell, Liah Corral, Anthony Maiuri
Cinematographers: Neil Berkeley, Chris Bradley
Editors: Chris Bradley, Kevin Klauber
Music: Tim Rutili
Featuring: Wayne White, Matt Groening, Paul Reubens, Mark Mothersbaugh, Todd Oldham, Gary Panter, Rick Heitzman, Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris, Woodrow White, Lulu White, Mimi Pond
You may not know Wayne White by name, but you are unquestionably familiar with his work. A guiding force behind Pee-wee’s Playhouse, White made an indelible mark on ‘80s and ‘90s pop culture by creating some of the decades’ most arresting and iconic images.
Beauty is Embarrassing chronicles his ongoing struggles to find peace and balance between his work and his art. Director Neil Berkeley captures White at home, on the road and onstage doing his one-man show, resulting in a funny, irreverent and joyful documentary that inspires us all to follow our own passions.
LA Film Fest at LACMA