Trapped in the Closet



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Trapped in the Closet

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Trapped in the Closet on the Independent Film Channel (IFC), starring Grammy-winner R. Kelly as Sylvester, is one of the most unusual creative endeavors in recent history. Originally aired in 2005 and 2007 as a series of 22 short videos, Trapped in the Closet is now available in its entirety. Perhaps the first R&B operetta artist ever, R. Kelly takes us through a musical soap opera of the lives of Sylvester, his wife Gwendolyn (Cat Wilson), and an ever-increasing circle of community members connected in some way to the couple. Sometimes comic, sometimes tragic, there are surprises at every turn. While maintaining a single melody and rhyme scheme throughout, R. Kelly masterfully weaves a tale of love and deceit, complete with cut scenes, dream sequences, and flashbacks. To add to the fun, Kelly plays several roles himself, including a narrator in an angelic white suit, a holy roller preacher, and an unrepentant pimp.

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    • It was like getting slapped with something you never expected to get slapped with

      Ok. !st off, a little about me: I effin' hate musicals with a passion. I see them as the milestone that marks the total decline of western civilization at absolute rock bottom.

      That said., I'll be damned if I didn't admit that I loved watching every minute of this thing so far.

      Color me flooerd... I only set my DVR out of curiosity.

      All I knew about this show goin' in was the existence of R Kelly & that Southpark made a parody episode based on the tune.

      That's it.

      2 episodes in & all I can say is:

      Totally effin' BRILLIANT...& I don't toss that word around lightly.

      It's like, the longest music video in the history of forever, & yet completely compelling all the way through.

      I don't care if you're a Kelly fan or an R&B fan or not. It's completely irrelevant...just watch this puppy & dig it for the style a good story is toldmoreless

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