A 1990s tabloid princess rides again in 'Triple Fisher'
I think people like Triple Fisher because it's funny even if you know nothing about the story. And there are still tons of these made-for-TV movies. I just watched the Jodi Arias story. I watched the Anna Nicole Smith one. HBO now does these kind of high-profile ones, on people like Liberace and Phil Spector. I love 'em all. Some are better than others, obviously, but it's a good genre. And they crank them out pretty quickly. These Amy Fisher ones, the trials went through September or so, and the movies came out late December, early January. So they're almost in real time. Considering how quickly they were made, they're actually pretty good.
SFBG How did you decide which segments to take from each film?
DK Some things I wanted because they were so hilarious on their own. Sometimes, the three movies would depict the same thing, but they'd be slightly different, so I'd want to put those together. Or sometimes I might want to repeat something that I thought was funny, like Lawrence Tierney saying "Shut up!" [in a scene from the Alyssa Milano version]. I went through it millions of times and kept improving the jokes, re-editing it.
SFBG Did you have a favorite among the three movies?
DK At first, my favorite Amy Fisher was Noelle Parker, the least-known one. I thought she was the most realistic, and the most sympathetic. That film came from Amy Fisher's story. The one with Alyssa Milano comes from the Buttafuoco point of view. And the Drew Barrymore one is from a journalist's perspective, so it's supposed to be more objective.
But now I think I like the Alyssa Milano one the best. I think it's purposely funny, and then it's also really dramatic. And I love the [sidekick] character played by Nicky Corello, who [has the line] "Way to go, Joey!" He has all the funniest lines in the movie. I actually called him up and he came to a screening. It was really cool because he had the original script and he let me have a copy, and he was telling all these crazy stories. He'd never even seen the original movie.
We're doing another screening in LA [Aug. 15 at the Cinefamily], actually, and Joey's going to come. I wonder what he's going to think of it! It should be pretty wild. *
TRIPLE FISHER: THE LETHAL LOLITAS OF LONG ISLAND
Thu/1, 7:30 and 9:15pm, $10
3117 16th St, SF
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