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This week’s Moviedrome Monday is a double bill consisting of two very different films set during the 1950’s.

Cry-Baby (1990)

I have posted a youtube video link below to Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox’s introduction to cult director John Waters 1990 teen comedy/musical/romance Cry-Baby. Readers can also read Cox’s intro transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was June 27, 1993 (read here). Not much to add here except that I agree with everything Cox says here. With the exceptions of Polyester and Hairspray, all of Waters more mainstream films are only good, as opposed to great or very good. In other words, I prefer his edgier work from the 1970’s. If any of you readers are interested, here is a link to my favorite John Waters films (read here).

Here is a youtube video link to Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox’s intro to Cry-Baby

Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer

Lenny (1974)

I have posted a youtube video link below to Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox’s introduction to famed actor/choreographer/dancer/director Bob Fosse’s 1974 biographical drama Lenny. Readers can also read Cox’s intro transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was June 27, 1993 (read here). Though I agree with Cox to an extent regarding the technical aspects of Fosse’s films, I (rather unfortunately) do not share his enthusiasm for Fosse as a filmmaker. Notwithstanding Star 80 (for me his masterpiece), when it comes to Fosse’s films as a director, the sum of it’s parts is greater than the whole and Lenny is no exception.

Here is a youtube video link to Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox’s intro to Lenny

Here is a youtube video link to what may be the film’s UK theatrical trailer – I can’t seem to find the US trailer for it.