Backstage
is probably a beautifully shot film, but I wouldn't know it, because the Tribeca Film Festival screened a terrible video dub for critics, full of black holes where contrast should have been, and topped off with a great big timecode window at the top of the screen. And there's probably a segment of the audience that, starved for indeliberate camp, is going to eat this up, what with its cheeky introduction of Adrian Lyne-style sexual hysterics to the social politics of All About Eve. Or is it Single White Femalemeets Notting Hill? Regardless, there's not a lot that's very original here, but there's certainly room for some good, cheesecakey fun.