Thursday, August 31, 2006

‘Booger’ Has His Pick Of ’80s Movies

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If Mel Gibson really wants to make amends with the Jewish community, he might want to consider remaking the 1984 teen comedy Revenge Of The Nerds.

That’s 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 there’s 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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