Episode 33 – Adrian Lyne’s Fatal Attraction (1987)
Reaganism, a fear of AIDS and the backlash against feminism heightened our reactions to what became “the zeitgeist movie of the decade”. Take a trip back with us to talk about Adrian Lyne’s 1987 thriller Fatal Attraction.
Was Alex a “she-wacko”? Is Dan “a basically decent guy”? We discuss this and more, including women in the workplace, shooting your own unborn child, and the top erotic thrillers that came in the film’s wake.
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Fatal Attraction (1987) dir. Adrian Lyne, USA
Sleepless in Seattle (1993) dir. Nora Ephron, USA
Saturday Night Live skit “Fatal Attraction” (February 25th 1989)
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Thanks again for checking out Celluloid Junkies. Join us next time as we look at Norman Jewison’s unforgettable rom-com Moonstruck. Until then, don’t forget to check out the archives, or hit up our website.