Kinky Boots Review by Lynus

“Kinky Boots” would catch your attention from the very first scenes. The way the story is presented is top notch, and the characterisation is amazing!

The big idea behind “Kinky Boots” resembles one’s constant struggle between standing out and fitting in. It’s about taking chances and having the courage to put one’s food down and take one’s own path in life, despite social judgments or adverse forces.

The protagonist in the movie – Charlie Price – is going to begin a new life in London when his Father suddenly passes way, leaving him a shoe factory to manage. The Price Shoe Factory is Charlie’s Father life-long passion and dedication, so it’s inevitable that Mr. Price Junior’s forced to return home to Northhampton to sort unfinished matters out. Unfamiliar with his Father’s work, things then starts to go down hill in Charlie’s management; it comes to a point where he almost has to sell the factory.

But just at that moment, Fate has been kind enough to introduce Charlie to a man/woman who serves to be the light at the end of his pitch black tunnel. ‘Lola’ or ‘Simon’ is a transvestite – a woman trapped in a man’s form. Lola wears everything that looks good on a woman including dresses, high-heels and boots. Her continuing problem, though, is that the thin heels on regular women’s shoes are not designed to physically support the weight of a man; ergo, Lola keeps breaking her footwear.

This is when Charlie steps in to save the day: the formerly distraught man sees a new niche in the shoe market and decides to steer Price Shoe Factory in a new direction – he starts to produce women’s boots FOR MEN.

Not just any boots.

Red leather boots with a whipholder at the side.

Kinky much? ;)

 “And remember. You are not making footwear. You are not making boots. You are making two and a half feet of irresistible, tubular sex!” – says Charlie Price.

This is just the gist of the storyline, but as you can see, its content is refreshingly unique.

The background music to this movie is mostly orchestral, and the choice of music – I must say – is superb. It matches and supports the scenes harmoniously, especially in moments of suspense. The music itself is actually quite quirky in places, too. It may pass unnoticed, but music plays a very vital part in setting up the mood for any movie.

The motif of the ‘red boot’, or other types of shoes thereof, is well demonstrated consistently throughout the movie. “You can tell a lot about a person just by looking at their shoes” – says Charlie’s Father.

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The actors are fantastic also. There is quite a range of personalities and they all translate brilliantly. Interestingly I feel that Charlie has a Benedict Cumberbatch vibe at times. Oh and LOLA – Lola hands down is the star! I just love her so so much! Holy bumblebee I’d watch the whole movie again just to see Lola strut her stuff! Feisty woman, her. 

In a nutshell, “Kinky Boots” is one of the most outstanding materials I have seen so far. It is a quick, quirky movie with light humour and deep emotional messages. I’d recommend it to anyone!

Score: 9.5/10