BAD BOY BUBBY
Bubby's entire knowledge of the universe
stops at the walls of the two-room slum he
has been confined to for the thirty-eight
years since his birth. He knows of the existence
of only himself and his mother. He
plays with the feral cat and the cockroaches.
Mom vaguely looks after him.
Until Pop comes home. Suddenly, the universe
is a more complicated place than
Bubby had thought. Theories of existence
and behavior are overthrown in a wild revolution
that leads Bubby to seeing
"Outside" for the first time. It is a place
where survival depends not on who you
are, but on who you seem to be, and if
there's one thing Bubby's thirty-eight years
of deprivation have prepared him for, it's
how to seem like someone else. -
Production notes. Bad Boy Bubby. is John
Powers' (Vogue Magazine} Critic's Choice.