Monday, November 17, 2003

Whatever happened to "Miracle on 34th Street"?

Rod Dreher at The Corner:

Just read Drudge's dispatch about "Bad Santa," a Disney movie (actually, from its Miramax subsidiary) in which Billy Bob Thornton plays a Santa who drinks, smokes and has sex. There's reportedly a scene in which Thornton, as Santa, has sex with a barmaid in his car, with her screaming, "F--- me, Santa!" Charming.

Caught a commercial for the live-action version of Dr. Seuss' "The Cat in the Hat." That's another one to miss, looks like. I figured as much when the voiceover promised, "From the people who brought you 'The Grinch.'" That scuzzy film was littered with sexual double entendres. Don't they care what they show kids? Anyway, the "Cat in the Hat" commercial showed the Cat, played by Mike Myers, looking at a photograph of a woman, and suddenly acquiring a tumescent tail. Then one of the children says the woman in the photo is "Mom," which causes the excitable kitty to lose his erection. Is this a great culture, or what?