"Fox and His Friends"
Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
first serious, explicit but non-sensational movie about homosexuality to
be shown in this country." - David Denby, New York Magazine.
A lower-class carnival
entertainer professionally known as Fox the Talking Head strikes it rich, after a life of
hard knocks, by winning the lottery. His new-found wealth attracts an elegant bourgeois
lover, who proceeds to vamp Fox as thoroughly and unthinkingly as Lola Lola or Theda Bara.
This ill-fated romance between "the capitalist and the lottery queen" makes for
one of Fassbinder's most skillfully wrought films, expertly evoking a
brittle, upper-class gay milieu where, as one character puts it, "God's
dressed up like Marlene Dietrich, holding his nose." German with English