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"The Jokers" begins with the trio sitting backstage, bickering and insulting each other in the dark, while a guitarist (Khodor Ellaik) performs for an audience of several wigged mannequin heads arranged on a table.The lights come up and we meet Gigi (Sarieddeen), a transvestite, the macho prostitute Jamlieh (Lamia Abi Azar) and Vicky (Maya Zbib), a scarred-faced diva who is heavily pregnant out of wedlock.The characters are rejected by society, which deems them abnormal or sinful.Gigi likens illegitimate children to Frankenstein's monster – marked by society as devil spawn, expected to be born with disfigurement or the face of an animal.In the end they link arms and walk down the aisle together, having decided that they would be each other's family and would raise the child as one, with Vicky humming a wedding march.The unborn child plays a central part to the trio's re-evaluation of their lives and also symbolizes the child of a collective society, persecuted even before birth.
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