*contains spoilers “Fraulein, would you like to watch Die Nibelungen Saga (1924) tonight, or The Power (1967)?,” the Nietzschean Nazi skinhead asked to the gay transgender or transvestite prostitute who he accidentally picked up in a scene right out of The Kinks song Lola… Eddie Murphy gave one “a ride home” one evening! … Yes,…

Read more The Nietzschean Superman’s Cross to Bear in The Power (1967) Part One

*contains spoilers Let me talk briefly about The Fringe Dwellers (1987) and now erased from the IMDb is the possible fact that Indigenous people walked out or turned their back on this movie at Cannes. It was the first movie which at least in its foreign soundtracks dealt with the ‘jinx’ of stigma which the…

Read more The Indigenous Insult and Exploitation in Charlie’s Country and others (Part Two)

*contains spoilers It’s ‘healing week’ according to NAIDOC if you know what that is! And to sample the white settlers in Hollywood’s Oklahoma (1955) where the natives are simply out of sight: “We know we belong to the land! … and the land we belong to is grand!” but as we know it is a…

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*contains spoilers “Ants communicate by chemicals,” according to an actual quote by Stanford University professor Deborah M. Gordon and this is reinforced by director Bert I Gordon’s (1922-) – yes Mr BIG himself – Empire of the Ants (1977) where once again we have a nuclear link, this time nuclear waste polluting the ocean and…

Read more The Cult and Atonement of The Ant Bully but not Them! (1954) Part Two

*contains spoilers Female Trouble is not as funny nor as outrageous as Pink Flamingos or his other contemplation of ostracism and criminality Desperate Living (1977) but it still contains full frontal male nudity or that other visual sin, an aging and naked female body. The shock factor has made way for social commentary about the…

Read more The Filthy Genius of Director John Waters and THAT actress Divine (Part Two)

*contains spoilers And now for something completely different… Beyond the unisex toilet where whatever wants to go as well as being a part of or watching Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) while the rest go over the rainbow… We have the original midnight movie cult of director John Waters (1946-) and transvestite actress…

Read more The Filthy Genius of Director John Waters and THAT actress Divine (Part One)