From some SJW / Millennial ingenue named Hannah Yasharoff:
National Lampoon’s raunchy frat house comedy “Animal House,” which celebrates its 40th anniversary Saturday, is widely regarded as an all-time great movie. But four decades later, it feels less like a comedy classic and more like a toxic showcase of racism, homophobia and jokes about sexual assault.
As the title of this post suggests, Animal House actually feels more and more (not less) like a comedy classic precisely because it does make fun of racism and jokes about sexual assault*. (Remember that
Dean Wormer’s the mayor’s 13-year-old daughter is the one who comes to the toga party and gets pass-out drunk — and then much later, only after she finally has sex with Larry Kroger, does she shockingly admit her true age. That’s what was so goddamn funny, you pearl-clutching asswipe.)
Animal House aimed at so many sacred cows it’s difficult to know where to start. Now that the Left has created its own sacred cows, however, they’ve decreed somehow that while it’s perfectly okay to make fun of (say) religion or patriotism, heaven forbid that anyone make fun of (say) transgenderism (despite the latter’s self-identified social deviancy).
And duh! National Lampoon’s entire raison d’être was toxic comedy in that they skewered and made fun of everything. (The word “lampoon” right up there in the title should be sufficient warning, but clearly our SJW children’s liberal education never got that far in the lexicon.)
Good grief. I need a gin & tonic. Oh wait: my love of booze would make me future SCOTUS Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s spiritual [sic] sidekick.
*I don’t recall any homophobic jokes in Animal House, but I could be wrong.