Sunday, July 17, 2005

"No nudity. No violence. Unspeakable obscenity."

A Joke Too Blue to Repeat, and the Movie That Dares to Tell It, Repeatedly is about The Aristocrats a Penn Jillette movie in which famous comedians tell
their versions of a joke that involves every imaginable form of sexual perversion in graphic detail, including but not limited to incest, scatology, bestiality and sadism. Rabelais would blush.

So what's the joke? Basically, it's this: a guy walks into a talent agent's office and says he has a terrific family act. The act, the guy explains, involves a husband who comes out onstage with his wife and two kids.

What follows is the part that can't be told in this publication, or most others, but it's the point at which each comedian in the film cuts loose in a can-you-top-this exercise in pornographic oratory. Cut to the kicker where the talent agent asks, What's the name of the act? The answer comes: the Aristocrats.
You'll be hearing more about it. Opening at a theater near you (if you live in a big city).

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