One other October has come and gone <sob>, however we’ll at all times have the wonderful line-up that carried us by means of the month: Pleasure Trip, Halloween (2018), Blade, and now our Halloween episode, Clue, that includes the stunning girls of Good Mourning, Nancy!
The 1985 board recreation adaptation by UK author/director Jonathan Lynn takes all the parts from the traditional 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 anticipate them to choose one another off one after the other. That includes an all-star solid of powerhouse girls (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 brief (too late!): Clue is well the perfect movie adaptation of a board recreation and considered one 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 top-of-the-line comedies ever made.
We talk about 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 the perfect actor/character, Clue as a “gateway” movie for each thriller and comedy, Joe gives 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!
Arising on Wednesday: We’re celebrating our a hundred and fiftieth episode (!!!) with a deep dive into queer director Joel Schumacher’s hit, 1987’s The Misplaced Boys!
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