It’d been a while and as always, I laughed through it.
The Birdcage was released in 1996. Yep almost 20 years ago.
What caught my attention was the reference to Al Sharpton.
I can’t find the exact quote but it’s something like;
“The Reverend Al Sharpton said today that Senator Jackson’s last words ‘Your money’s on the nightstand chocolate,’ was racist…”
I just about choked!
Twenty Years ago Al Sharpton was already worthy of parody and today nothing has changed, he’s still race baiting. I guess the good really do die young and the evil fuckers continue to be a plague on us all.
And lest we forget, the overarching backdrop of the movie is politics.
If you haven’t seen The Birdcage in a while, grab a copy, make some popcorn, and have a nice movie night.
Every single person in that cast was simply awesome.
Even though Robin is gone, his gift for making us laugh remains.