Like her first two solo shows -- "I'm The One That I Want" and "Notorious C.H.O.," both of which were made into concert films -- "Revolution" meshes personal anecdotes with political commentary. Exhibit A: Cho's rants on the California recall election: "Well, that whole thing is just fucking stupid. It's just dumb. I don't know why Republicans can't just vote and win an election. Everything is about rigging shit and committing grand theft on every major political office."
In a way, though, Cho's career didn't kick into riding-high gear until she, too, stopped waiting around for the majority's acceptance (in Hollywood, at least) and turned on the chutzpah. Her short-lived ABC sitcom "All-American Girl" left her with substance abuse problems and a career in the gutter -- which didn't start soaring again until she documented her travails onstage in "I'm The One That I Want." Now her shows aren't just about exorcising personal demons; they're about doing the only kind of work she really wants to do. "Yeah, I get offered TV stuff, guest-starring roles, constantly," she says. "But unless it's a show I'm a big fan of, it's not interesting to me and I don't see the point of it. I don't want to be guest-starring on some show I've never seen. And really, I don't enjoy doing anything outside my own work."
Cho's fans -- ridiculously loyal, Ani DiFranco-style loyal -- couldn't be happier to hear it.
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