No nudity. No violence. Unspeakable obscenity.
That’s the tagline of The Aristocrats, a film due for release on July 29 in the US. It features a host of famous comedians retelling the same, utterly obscene, joke – each one trying to outdo the other in pushing back the boundaries of taste and decency (to coin a phrase).
According to The Times the joke dates back nearly a century, and was passed on as a trade secret among comedians.
Several cinemas in the US have refused to show it, and it has not been given an official rating. Christian critic Dr Ted Baehr has branded it “a foul movie”
They think they are pushing the envelope but they don’t understand that most of America is turned off by their antics
The film hasn’t yet registered on the radars of the usual suspects here in the UK, but it’s just a matter of time. Watch this space.
Oh, and if you haven’t heard the joke, you can watch Cartman’s version (Quicktime movie), or read it at the Dead Frog, where you can while away a pleasant afternoon clicking on the “Random Aristocrats Joke” button.