Wednesday, 13 June 2012

419: Culture Clash 2

National Lampoon, November 1977

from “The Beautiful People in Middle America: A menopausal Change of Lifestyle”
written by Robert L. Green
artist unknown

As with the “Mad” magazine cartoons, here’s another culture clash. Real life gay fashion designers Roy Halston and Yves St Laurent (not a couple in reality but here two blithely grinning sissies holding hands and flowers) meet depraved “Deliverance” style rednecks. What violence, murder or raping will result? Is there more to be made of “camping”? Really though, it’s of a piece with other National Lampoon posters such as the one of middle-of-the-road patriotic singer John Denver being horribly savaged by an eagle.

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