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Monday, August 8, 2011

High Spirits



STATS:
High Spirits
1988
Director: Neil Jordan
Writer: Neil Jordan
Starring: Daryl Hannah, Peter O’Toole, Steve Guttenberg



WHA’ HAPPENED?
A castle is about to go out of business, so Peter O'Toole, the owner, hires actors to play fake ghosts to draw in the stupid Americans. Of course, there are actual ghosts in the castle, and they are all really horny.

WHAT YOU SAY?
You're a ghost, I'm an American. It would never work out.

ISN’T THAT SPECIAL?
Sure, it’s a late 80s horror comedy starring the Gutte himself, but it was also directed by Neil “Crying Game” Jordan, which makes it of immediate interest to gay film fans.

The twist is that she was a… werewolf the whole time.

Also… the Gutte. Gay fans love them some Gutte.

SHIRTS AND SKINS:
Police Academy 3 to 5 had more nudity. AND better wacky sound effects.



But you do see semi-nudity, mostly of the holy-crap-a-ghost-is-stripping-off-my-clothes variety.

No comment.

There are also scenes of an undead yet bulge-y Liam Neeson. Not bad.


I am not exactly sure what is happening in this picture.

For straight audiences, Daryl Hannah shows some ghost curves, though, so some people could appreciate that.


I think she was hotter in Splash.

BLOOD AND GUTS:
Not so much. It is a comedy. But look at the above picture of Daryl Hannah. Scary.

OK. IS IT GAY?
Not really. But it has a goofyball sense of sexuality that most people could appreciate, even if they are not bent over in laughter. As evidence, here is the closest thing to a sex scene. It is basically a ghost walking through a human. With mood music.


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