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Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith, Dancers?



Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are so jealous!

They had a recent naked performance in NYC.

Link is to safe-for-work NEW YORK TIMES coverage.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jan 15, 2017 - Comments (5)
Category: Body, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Avant Garde, Dance

Envy



Wikipedia page says:

Envy received generally negative reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 8% based on 117 reviews with an average rating of 3.1/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Jack Black and Ben Stiller fail to wring laughs from a script that's essentially one extended poop joke."[3] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 31 out of 100 based on 30 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[4] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "D" on an A+ to F scale.[5]

The film had been shot almost two years before its release, and was in danger of going straight-to-video in the US due to poor audience response during test screenings. It was only due to the success of 2003's School of Rock starring Jack Black that it finally got a theatrical release. Nevertheless, the film performed poorly in US theaters, so much so that it was released straight-to-video in several European countries and Australia.[6]

The film was nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Actor (Stiller), but lost to Fahrenheit 9/11 (George W. Bush). At the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, during a press conference for Shark Tale (2004), both Black and DreamWorks' Jeffrey Katzenberg publicly apologized for Envy.[6]


Posted By: Paul - Sun Jan 08, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Movies, Scatology, Dogs, Twenty-first Century

Yogi’s Space Race





Here in the fortieth anniversary year of Star Wars, let us pause to consider all the ways in which it elevated the genre of science fiction, inspiring such followers as Yogi's Space Race.

Wikipedia page here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jan 05, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Aliens, Anthropomorphism, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Homages, Pastiches, Tributes and Borrowings, Cartoons, 1970s

Got Tu Go Disco

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We often focus here at WU on bad movies, but we have neglected the study of horrible Broadway shows. To remedy that, let's sample GOT TU GO DISCO, of which critic Michael Musto says:

Got Tu Go Disco. (17 performances in 1979). A flashy, empty musical about the disco phenomenon, featuring Studio 54's actual doorman. He should have been beaten with his clipboard. The "tu" in the title was a pretty good giveaway that this was pure doogy du.

I love that the lead character was named "Cassette."

Here are the geniuses responsible.

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And the title track.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Nov 11, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Music, 1970s, Dance

Tumble Heat

Classy sexual metaphor derived from appliance in the laundry room.




Original ad here.



Posted By: Paul - Tue Oct 04, 2016 - Comments (1)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Innuendo, Double Entendres, Symbolism, Nudge-Nudge-Wink-Wink and Subliminal Messages, Music, 1970s

Keep Your Funky Side Out



Original ad here.




A band so forgotten, they do not even have a Wikipedia entry or any songs on YouTube. I had to go to Archive.Org for this file. And yet they offer such eternally good advice: keep your funky side out!

Posted By: Paul - Fri Aug 19, 2016 - Comments (5)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Music, 1970s

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