Junior high isn’t easy for anyone— especially if you’re a frizzy-haired, pink-cheeked hermaphrodite like Spork. But when the talent show shines a chance for Spork to show up Betsy Byotch’s mean girls gang, her recently best-friended trailer-park neighbor Tootsie Roll steps up to coach her in booty-poppin’ moves. This ’80s-inspired dance send-up is littered with colorful dialogue from a tween cast with mouths beyond their years. —Tribeca Film Festival
J.B. Ghuman, Jr. was born in 1980, in Miami Beach, Florida, and raised there. He moved to New York City to pursue his dreams as an artist, working on paint-on-canvas and installation art.
Though originally a theatre geek, he soon headed to LA to pursue a career in acting. After doing numerous national commercial spots in addition to film and TV roles, JB decided to try his luck behind the camera. Following a stint of self-produced shorts that he both wrote and directed it wasn’t long before JB was moving up the ranks and being hired to direct music videos for celebrities, including Perez Hilton and RuPaul.
JB’s latest challenge was in writing and directing his first feature length film, Spork (2009), which had its world premiere at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. JB is currently working on another feature length screenplay and fielding offers to direct music videos. —Queer Lisboa
Goddamnit! Okay, there's things I like about this one. I like how the filmmakers sneaked progressive ideas and reversed social norms. I like how the kids talk like kids would talk like in middle school. I like the soundtrack. Unfortunately, its predictable, unfocused, and doesn't raise above the obnoxious Disney Channel TV movie aesthetic that it tries to subvert.