Furs on Film – Cocktail (1988)

So, if I had a “checklist” of “somewhat well-known ‘fur’ movies” that may or may not be considered “obligatory” to cover, this would be on that list. Cocktail is… fine. I’m just not a fan of sable. So, let’s see what happens to the YouTube metrics when I post something without a fox fur coat… Read More Furs on Film – Cocktail (1988)

Furs on Film – I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses (1978)

Oh la, la, an official “Video Nasty” this week. While many of my updates are of nasty films, it’s because they are, in fact, terrible in most artistic senses. I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses made an official list. I’m not sure how this stacks up to Cannibal Apocalypse, but I’ll assume British censors only… Read More Furs on Film – I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses (1978)

Furs on Film – Sharky’s Machine (1981)

It’s time to take another trip down the hazy memory roads of GenX. While that includes me, I was just six then, so my access to R-rated movies was slightly diminished. The good news is that you’re not wrong, but your nostalgia filter is turned up a little high. Sharky’s Machine has a good fur… Read More Furs on Film – Sharky’s Machine (1981)

Furs on Film – I’m Shy, But I’ll Heal (1978)

“There was never a theme” month concludes with a bit of vintage ‘70s comedy from France. I’m Shy, But I’ll Heal (original French title: Je suis timide mais je me soigne). The film is a standard throwback to the days when “lovable loser gets the girl” is a common theme, instead of “sex pest stalks… Read More Furs on Film – I’m Shy, But I’ll Heal (1978)

Furs on Film – The Crime Is Mine (2023)

“Low-quality source month” has become “I knew I put up the suggestion box for a reason” month as some kind soul stuffed the ballot box with something useful.  So, let’s look at Mon crime, or, for those not speaking French (like me), The Crime Is Mine. The Crime Is Mine – The Film Madeleine Verdier… Read More Furs on Film – The Crime Is Mine (2023)

Furs on Film – Doctor Yes: The Hyannis Affair (1983)

“Low effort post month” has become “low-quality source month” as we dig through the VHS bin to find Doctor Yes: The Hyannis Affair. Now is the time for a reminder that video upscaling technology is only so powerful, and it can’t make a 4k meal out of a 360p pile of pixel sludge.  Doctor Yes:… Read More Furs on Film – Doctor Yes: The Hyannis Affair (1983)

Furs on Film – Wait Until Dark (1967)

So, August is “low effort post” month. Or, it starts that way, with a one-and-done affair that you can check out of very early. The “good” news here is you won’t suffer too much if you keep going, as Wait Until Dark is generally agreed to be a pretty good movie.  Wait Until Dark –… Read More Furs on Film – Wait Until Dark (1967)

Furs on Film – Harlow (1965)

So July is “tragic blonde month,” and we end with one more: Jean Harlow. Harlow biopics have the advantage of being set in the 1930s, the second-best fur decade after the 1980s (and most of the 1970s, but they’re all just one great streak). In 1965, Hollywood did the thing and released two different Harlow… Read More Furs on Film – Harlow (1965)

Furs on Film – The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980)

I’m not sure why July became “tragic blonde month,” but I figured we might as well pile on Jayne Mansfield while we’re at it. Also, I haven’t visited the greatest decade in a while, so the CBS television movie The Jayne Mansfield Story brings us back to 1980 just in time. Since it earned a… Read More Furs on Film – The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980)

Furs on Film – Blonde (2022)

Hey, I got the right controversial Monroe “biopic” this time. I made light of the fact that Norma Jean and Marylin was so long, and this is even longer. All the better to draw out the agony, I suppose. So let’s dissect one of the least controversial aspects of Blonde: the real fur fashion. Blonde… Read More Furs on Film – Blonde (2022)