|30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION|
OF BARRY McKENZIE
Stars: Barry Crocker, Barry Humphries, Spike Milligan, Peter Cook, and Dennis Price. Introducing Paul Bertram as Curly.
Long before the “gross-out“ comedies Something About Mary, Dumb And Dumber, American Pie, Me, Myself & Irene, Road Trip etc, Bruce Beresford’s film of Barry Humphries’ PRIVATE EYE comic strip THE ADVENTURES OF BARRY McKENZIE (the world’s first gross-out comedy) shocked its financiers, the Australia Government, with its portrayal of Australians as drinking, shagging, vomiting, urinating vulgarians. The British press were equally horrified with the English portrayed as upper class perverts, poofters, lezzas, swindlers, exploiters and idiots.
Barry McKenzie, a loud-mouthed sex crazed innocent, travels to London to get a cultural education. His Aunt Edna Everidge accompanies him to keep him out of harm's way.
Barry’s adventures take him from the Australian colony of Earl’s Court to Rickmansworth and the strange perversions of England’s upper classes then along the hippie trail meeting the swindlers of the British music industry before landing him back in London this time among the poofters and lezzas of Notting Hill.
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