You're releasing a film in 2000 with a character that wears real fur… and it's not a period piece! How can you justify this affront to all that is good and decent in the world? Easy, the fur-wearer is literally the Devil.
Bedazzled – The Film
Based on the 1967 film of the same name, a loveable(ish) loser sells his soul to the Devil to get seven wishes to get a girl he's pining for at work. A Faustian bargain, if you will. Which it is since both are based on Faust. Unfortunately for the loser, the Devil runs on standard genie rules, and all his wishes go wrong. In 1967 the Devil is played by Peter Cook; in 2000, the Devil gets an upgrade to Elizabeth Hurley.
Bedazzled – The Furs
The Devil pops in on our protagonist wearing a red feather jacket. Red will be a “theme,” especially related to fur in the film.
Depending on your taste, the second red fur in the film may be the best. It's a dyed red fox stole worn when arriving at Club DV8.
Finally, a few wishes deep, the Devil breaks out a Fendi stroller to deflect criticism of her wish-granting abilities.
This coat gets the most attention. The body appears to be some kind of dyed and sheared fur, while the collar seems to be a lovely dyed fox.
There are multiple sources for it being a Fendi coat; thus, other than it being obvious, the odds that it is faux are negative.
On the one hand, this is decent for something released in 2000. On the other hand, I've read in an interview with Liz that, at one point, the Devil's costumes were “too Dynasty,” and she intervened to modernize them. While I have no proof, it suggests we were deprived of Alexis Colby level fur wearing for the Devil in the film. That is… unfortunate.
What do we get? About 3 minutes of Elizabeth Hurley in some nice, red-dyed furs, bringing the ratio to around 3.5%. The good news is that unlike so many of the films I review here, this one is pretty good and entertaining on its own merits.
- Fur Runtime: approx 3.3 minutes
- Film Runtime: 93 minutes
- On-Screen Ratio: 3.5%
Find-a-Fur: Bedazzled, 2000
(all times are approximate and are affected by the cut of the film)
- 16:20 – red-dyed feather jacket
- 18:10 – red-dyed fox stole
- 46:50 – 49:20 – red-dyed sheared coat + fox collar