We’re having an afternoon work party at the manager’s manager’s house one afternoon next week - reason being the department reorged, so it’s the last hurrah for the current group. Pizza on the menu, “Office Space” on the big screen.
So what’s the most inappropriate (non-porn) movie for this type of gathering? My nomination: “Blue Velvet.” Runner-up: “Crash” (the David Cronenberg movie of 10 years back, not the Best Picture Winner from last year).
Note that I like weird movies, so suggestions here will likely go on my Netflix list if I haven’t already seen them.
Orgazmo- The Porn Film With No Porn!
It’s done by Matt Stone and Trey Parker- of South Park fame- and is hilariously funny, and also horribly inappropriate for a work environment.
Other suggestions include The Big Lebowski (A Rory* Award Nominee if there ever was one), Monty Python & The Holy Grail (or Life Of Brian- they’re both excellent), Death To Smoochy (especially if your co-workers have kids!), and Fight Club (which might give people ideas… :D)
*The Rory Award is a fictional award for “The Most Gratuitous Use Of The Word “Fuck” In A Serious Screenplay”, in case you hadn’t read Life, The Universe, And Everything…
Chuck & Buck, I beg of you! You’ll have the most awkward time EVER. It’s especially good since it starts off rather innocently, and people will be all like ‘oh, the guy from School of Rock’ and ‘Hey, one of the directors of American Pie.’ Then comes the creepy sexuality…
Every year Northwestern University has a B Movie Fest, which all my friends attended faithfully every year in high school. (I mean come on, how can you miss 24 straight hours of some of the absolute worst films ever made?) Anything normally shown at the B-Fest would be a fine choice, but the choicest would have to be the 1942 classic U.S. military hygiene film, U.S.S. VD: Ship of Shame.
(However, another fine choice might be Groucho Marx’s last film, Skidoo, in which he plays God, with Grace Jones as his love slave. It’s rather less graphically inappropiate, but a great deal more random. A fine choice for lovers of truly bizarre and random cinema.)