One other October has come and gone <sob>, however we’ll all the time have the wonderful line-up that carried us by the month: Pleasure Experience, Halloween (2018), Blade, and now our Halloween episode, Clue, that includes the beautiful women of Good Mourning, Nancy!
The 1985 board recreation adaptation by UK author/director Jonathan Lynn takes all the components from the basic homicide thriller, sprinkles in a now-iconic solid of comedians and ramps up the wordplay, bodily pratfalls, and sexual innuendo.
It’s the right set-up: invite six strangers to a mansion throughout a storm, lock the doorways, reveal their secrets and techniques, and await them to choose one another off one after the other. That includes an all-star solid of powerhouse ladies (Madeline Kahn, Lesley Ann Warren and Eileen Brennan) in addition to Tim Curry, the homicide thriller/comedy hybrid has all the anticipated gags about homicide weapons and secret doorways but in addition has stunning chew with its commentary on McCarthyism and the Purple & Lavender Scares.
To make a protracted story quick (too late!): Clue is well one of the best movie adaptation of a board recreation and one in every of our favourite comedy movies of all time!
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Episode 149 – Clue (1985) feat. Good Mourning, Nancy
The Comedy Queers are in the home! We’re joined by Abbey and Gracie of Good Mourning, Nancy to unpack the hilarity of Jonathan Lynn’s adaptation of Clue (1985) aka the most effective comedies ever made.
We focus on our relationship to the sport, Hint goes lengthy on the sophisticated manufacturing historical past, Abbey equates Miss Scarlet with a selected vegetable, and we every take a go at Madeline Kahn’s well-known improvised line.
Plus: a debate about who’s one of the best actor/character, Clue as a “gateway” movie for each thriller and comedy, Joe supplies historic context for the Purple & Lavender Scares and we unpack our sophisticated emotions about Mr. Inexperienced (Michael McKean)’s altering sexual orientation.
Oh, and laughs. LOTS of snickers.
Cross out Clue!
Developing on Wednesday: We’re celebrating our one hundred and fiftieth episode (!!!) with a deep dive into queer director Joel Schumacher’s hit, 1987’s The Misplaced Boys!
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