A box-office and critical disappointment in 1999, Drop Dead Gorgeous gradually became a cult classic. For years, it’s been unavailable to stream. That’s all changed now, thanks to Hulu. You can stream the classic of bad taste on the streaming service right now.
For the unitiated, Michael Patrick Jann‘s mockumentary follows the Sarah Rose Cosmetics Mount Rose American Teen Princess Pageant, a “scholarship contest” in the fictional town of Mount Rose, Minnesota.
There isn’t a lot going on in this town, so people are literally killing each other behind the scenes. Hence the title.
The amazing cast includes Kirsten Dunst, Kirstie Alley, Brittany Murphy, Mindy Sterling, Ellen Barkin, Allison Janney and the oh-so-underrated Denise Richards. Maybe the funniest of all is a young Amy Adams, who plays something of a nympho.
Is Drop Dead Gorgeous offensive? Yes. It would never get made today, even though it’s just been 20 years. Still, if you’re looking for some fairly mean-spirited, equally-oppportunity-offending laughs, look no further. The movie’s actually got some genuine heart to it, too.