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Recommended Cult Classic: “Freaks” [1932]

The Movie “Freaks” – Why It’s A Cult Classic

Gooba – Gobba
Gooba – Gobba
One of us!
One of us!

What does it all mean?!

I own this movie, and it’s hard to believe it was made in 1932. It’s an honest and literal look into the world of 1932 circus-folk. Generally speaking, circus employees are often counted as weird, offbeat, dirty, homeless “freaks” who don’t fit into mainstream society, but this movie showcases their lives as defying those stereotypes. That said, the characters in the movie aren’t just characters – they really WERE “circus freaks”! The more appropriate name is “side show performers”. There are dwarves, a strong man, bearded lady, acrobats, hydroencephalics, armless and legless people, Siamese twins, and a hermaphrodite (Josephine Joseph). Considering many of the “actors” were not, they’ve done a great job.

There are some people who see this movie as very disturbing – it can be unsettling to see people with severe deformities. However, I enjoy the humanity of it. At the end of the day, we’re all people.

I won’t spoil the movie for you, but it’s main theme is that you can’t judge a book by its cover, several layers deep. Fascinating study of human and inhuman behavior. The above scene is in reference to the circus people accepting an outsider into their tight-knit group.

“One of us! One of us!” – now you’ll know where it came from!

Pop culture reference: South Park episode – John and Patsy Ramsey

And, of course, the Simpsons did it!

RE: Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like The Wolf” Isolated Tracks | That Eric Alper

Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like The Wolf” Isolated Tracks | That Eric Alper – great article!! One of my favorite songs of all time.

“Rio” is my favorite album.  Duran Duran is still around after all these years. No surprise.

Granted, Hungry Like The Wolf is a weird song if you listen to the lyrics. I get it, but it’s odd. HOWEVER, the musical arrangement is amazing. Hard to believe these guys were so young when they wrote it. Nick Rhodes is a masterful genius, and there’s no denying he was the savory underpinning of this great band. He was quite the orchestrator, literally. Oh, the flack I caught from my parents because they “looked like girls” – but who’s laughing now?

This revelation about the song I’d not heard before (article cited below):

“The lyrics were inspired by Little Red Riding Hood…”

U wot m8? I guess it makes sense now…?

Anyway, read the article and enjoy these isolated tracks that collectively make up a great song:

Pinballer Black and White T Shirt by CousinBelles

Pinball is a passion for me. I plan on making several more shirts like this for the other players out there…


Pinballer Black and White T Shirt

Pinballer Black and White T Shirt by CousinBelles

Design a tshirt at zazzle.com.