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The Literal Battle of Gender Identity in ‘Der Samurai’ [Horror Queers Podcast]

Horror Queers Der Samurai

Draw Two.

After getting fancy (and tremendous duper queer) with Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope, we entered the gooey world of David Cronenberg in his masterpiece The Fly and we unpacked the white privilege in Bernard Rose’s Candyman. Now, we’re wielding our katanas and visiting the small German village on the heart of Until Kleinert’s psychosexual thriller Der Samurai.

Set in a small German village, Der Samurai sees a bloody recreation of cat-and-mouse ensue between a younger, straight-shooting police officer (Michel Diercks) and a villain (Pit Bukowski) who wears a costume, wields a big sword and has a predilection for beheadings.

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Episode 141 – Der Samurai (2014)

Seize your katana and white costume as a result of we’re heading over to a small German city to debate the interior battle of the queer cop on the heart of Until Kleinert’s surreal movie Der Samurai. Becoming a member of us for the dialogue is Transploitation co-creator Ten Backe!

Come alongside for the journey as we wade by means of the movie’s dream logic to interpret what this movie is making an attempt to say. We’ve bought a have a look at small city queer life, popping out through baptism, questions surrounding gender id and one very erect penis.

Plus, attacking queer tradition by means of pink flamingos, decapitations galore, a city actually lined in blood, extra Freeway plugs and our beefs with James Woods and Isaiah Washington.

Cross out Der Samurai!

Developing on Wednesday: We’re lastly tackling a prime request from listeners: David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows.

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