Auntie MameDVR This Thursday, May 31st, 2012
Turner Classic Films, Monday, June 4, 2:30 p.m.
At the top of the list of movies every gay man must see, Auntie Mame is one of the camp classics that is deliberately funny, garish and, yes, camp. Based on Patrick Dennis’ semi-autobiographical novel, the movie follows young Patrick as he becomes the ward of his eccentric and ribald Auntie Mame. A wealthy New Yorker, she is still a bohemian, hanging with artists and intellectuals who appalled Patrick’s father. Rosalind Russell was nominated for an Oscar for playing Mame, and her performance – delivering lines like “tell him to bring me a light breakfast – black coffee and a side car” – is fast and crisp and wildly funny. Some of the lines go by so fast, you’ll be happy to have your DVR ready for the rewind.
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