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Peter Fenzel, Mark Lee, and Matthew Wrather share memorable Sean Connery-related moments, and then (finally!) Pete gets his wish as they all watch Highlander. There can only be one.
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I actually prepped to listen to the episode, and I was surprised how little of the movie I actually remembered, despite having watched it a lot…and how clean the picture was, since I don’t remember ever seeing it where every scene didn’t look like it was raining.
Interestingly, I think I need to dispute that the movie isn’t concerned with “women things.” The core narrative is focused on getting to the sword-fights, yes. But the “good” immortals are largely disgusted by the whole process–and the original vision was apparently that the Kurgan was frustrated by centuries of loss, rather than just evil–and desperately want families. The movie is definitely not interested in women (as individual human beings), though. Roxanne Hart is a charismatic actor, but could probably be replaced by a mannequin without anybody noticing…
Though it is odd that The Prize(TM) is a highly constructive purpose in life that would require thousands of years to accomplish and…a normal human lifespan. Yay?
I did also get a strong “this is clearly gay-coded” vibe from the movie, though, especially Connor and Ramirez frolicking along the beach.
The entire run is on Amazon Prime, so maybe I’ll check out the terrible sequels; I don’t think I’ve watched them before.
80s gay subtexts are always fun. Okay, let’s unpack it. Guys. Outcasts. Flamboyant. Cant have kids. Drawn to one another. Carry instruments to penetrate one another. Can only really relate with one another but will lead to death – AIDS? Gaining a “vital essence” after “giving head”.
Hey, but I am a nerdy guy who in real life dated a weight lifter/judo black belt, before moving to NYC to pursue a career, a wish I hadn’t. My biggest fantasy.