Episode Description: This week, we take on 1997’s extremely bizarre true-life tale Buddy, directed by Caroline Thompson. Rene Russo plays an animal-loving socialite who accepts a gorilla into her home. Once grown, she dresses it in a three-piece suit and basically forces it to become her servant, in a move co-host Luke describes as “a stunning critique on capitalism and the class system.” A horror film posing as family entertainment, there is much to discuss here, including roller skate-wearing chimps and Buddy’s love of lipstick and lingerie. Did we mention this movie is bizarre?
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