JFD405: The Girl Can't Help It, Possession, The Dark Backward
This week on JFD, we are joined by Parker's former cigarette counting co-worker Chris Corn to discuss three very different, yet very strange films.
Up first, former Looney Tunes animator Frank Tashlin brings us a story about a washed up mobster (Edmond O'Brien) who hires a drunk music agent (Tom Ewell) to make a star out of his bombshell girlfriend (Jayne Mansfield) all while encountering various early rock 'n stars such as Little Richard, Fats Domino, Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent in The Girl Can't Help It from 1956.
Then, Mark (Sam Neill) and his wife Anna (Isabelle Adjani) are splitting up. However, this divorce soon becomes very strange and intense as both Mark and Anna begin losing their goddamn minds and it is revealed that Anna has been involved in some weird shit in 1981's Possession, directed by Andrzej Zulawski.
And finally, Judd Nelson plays a terrible aspiring stand-up comic who's only friend is his garbageman buddy played by Bill Paxton. But when he inexplicably starts growing a third arm out of his back, a sleazy agent played by Wayne Newton sees this as an opportunity to exploit the deformity and strike it big in The Dark Backward from 1991.
All this plus Chris's chili preference, movies we got lucky to, Oscar talk, marijuana in movie theaters, stories about uninvited neighbors, and so much more!
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