Thats because the actor who played Booger in the cult classic claims the film was actually a parable on anti- Semitism.
Curtis Armstrong says the film was actually written as a response to anti-Semitism sentiment that was prevalent around that time.
He says that numerous scenes in the film allude to the problem, such as one where theres a nerd sign burning on a lawn, and that even more explicit scenes were filmed, but cut from the final product.
Armstrong says that many of the so-called teen sex comedies of that era had political undertones, including Risky Business, which he says was intended as a cautionary tale aimed at the Reagan youth.
Armstrong will be dishing more dirt on classic 80s movies starting tomorrow (Sept. 1) when he hosts the Big 80s Weekend on the Encore cable channel.
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