New Weekly Feature: Sunday Laptop Matinee!

Hey gang! I just wanted to clue y'all in to the fact that a very special movie is now available on Netflix Watch Instantly for your lazy Sunday matinee!

I've mentioned The Ruling Class on here before; and it's a weird and haunting and hilarious piece of art. Here's a preview, but it doesn't really offer any insight on the range of insanity that you will see if you watch the whole movie. Seriously.

No, seriously. It's got auto-erotic asphyxiation, slapstick comedy, a murder mystery, lots of dry British humor, and more Peter O'Toole than you can shake a stick at.

If you do end up watching it, and find yourself asking, "What the hell was that?" here's a helpful article about the historical/theatrical context. Then we can have a fun conversation about whether it was more influenced by the Theater of Cruelty or Theater of the Absurd! I'm ready!


Chantry said...

im loving your penchant for truly bizarre movies. truly loving it.

pollyanna cowgirl said...

Thanks, Chantry! I'm glad someone does. :) I'm loving your audition adventures as well! I gotta get back in that game.

Periodspacecapital said...

Oh my god! That looks uncanny! You ever seen the Discrete Charm of the Bourgeousie or La Grande Bouffe? I also felt a little Beyond the Valley of the Dolls watching that preview.