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Fri Oct 3, 2014, 11:57 PM

Drop Dead Gorgeous is on and I came in at the best part

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Reply Drop Dead Gorgeous is on and I came in at the best part (Original post)
Lordquinton Oct 2014 OP
onager Oct 2014 #1
Gelliebeans Oct 2014 #2
Lordquinton Oct 2014 #3
Gelliebeans Oct 2014 #4
onager Oct 2014 #6
PassingFair Oct 2014 #5
onager Oct 2014 #7
progressoid Oct 2014 #8
Lordquinton Oct 2014 #9

Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 01:05 PM

1. Still makes me ROFL too...

So does its ancestor in the beauty-pageant movie genre - Smile directed by Michael Ritchie in 1975. Most people here have probably seen it. But if not, get thee to Netflix!

Nothing about atheism per se, but a wicked satire on small-town America starting to question its values in the mid-1970s. "Yeah, I won the Miss Young America pageant in Orange County. Some rich businessman paid for the whole thing, 'cause he likes seeing us in bikinis."

Bruce Dern is hilarious as "Big Bob" Freelander, a sleazy RV salesman. "Yessir, this baby has a 100-gallon fuel tank! Next time them Ay-rabs cut off the oil, you'll feel real safe sittin' on a hundred gallons of gasoline!"

It was the first major movie role for Annette O'Toole, recently judged One of the Greatest Redheads In Movie History in the non-partisan and highly objective Onager Movie Redhead Poll. Also the very first role for 18-yr-old Melanie Griffith. Nuff said about that.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smile_(1975_film)

Another related fave, where the main character IS a devoted Jesus fan and Bible-thumping Xian: The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom. True story of Wanda Holloway, who tried to get her daughter a cheerleading spot by murdering a rival's mother.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Positively_True_Adventures_of_the_Alleged_Texas_Cheerleader-Murdering_Mom

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Response to onager (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 07:10 PM

2. Now I will never leave the house ha!

already well into my Python / Fawlty weekend and you go and give me more movies...cheers

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Response to onager (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 4, 2014, 10:08 PM

3. Will have to look that one up!

It still amazes me that movies/songs/etc that were produced in the 60's 70' 80' and so on are still relevant now as they were then, and often about the exact same people doing the same things.

John Oliver recently had a segment about beauty pageants and how they get asked ridiculously hard questions with 20 seconds to answer.

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Response to Lordquinton (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 5, 2014, 01:08 AM

4. I saw that

about JO's segment on beauty contests and educational funding

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Response to Lordquinton (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 5, 2014, 02:38 PM

6. Yep! In "Smile," one of the beauty contest judges is a priest.

There's an oh-shit moment when he asks the girls their opinion of abortion.

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Response to Lordquinton (Original post)

Sun Oct 5, 2014, 09:44 AM

5. Two other great irreverent movie titles: "SAVED!" and "Hamlet 2"



Rock me sexy Jesus!

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Response to PassingFair (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 5, 2014, 02:46 PM

7. Agreed! And "Rapture-Palooza."

"After the Rapture, we kinda got used to the flaming stones falling from the sky. And the rains of blood. And the plague of cursing locusts..."

Hilarious flick about a couple of teens living after the Rapture. The girl's Mom is raptured to spend eternity with Jesus. But she gets booted out of Heaven for "being annoying."



And yes, Jesus does return in clouds of glory. But it doesn't quite work out the way Fundies thought it would.

Also starring Ken Jeong as God.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1879032/

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Response to PassingFair (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 5, 2014, 09:57 PM

8. Steve Coogan!



I forgot how much fun that movie is. It's so deliciously uncomfortable.

Must watch it again.

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Response to PassingFair (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 6, 2014, 04:16 AM

9. two of my favorite movies!

Gotta dig the collection out of boxes.

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