Before she pioneered those workout tapes, Jane Fonda starred as Barbarella. This 1968 film was directed by French filmmaker Roger Vadim. It’s based on a comic book by Jean-Claude Forest.
Set in a very distant future, Barbarella is about the adventures of a sexy woman tasked to find the ruthless Durand-Durand. It may not be as great as Citizen Kane, but Barbarella is indeed a guilty pleasure. It’s one of the best cult classics. Ever.
I listed down the things I learned after watching this cult classic:
- Stripping in zero gravity can be fun.
- Nothing beats the music of the ’60s.
- “Love!” is a cool greeting.
- Presidents won’t even let you put on some clothes when they have something important to tell you.
- You can have a nap for 154 hours.
- Voice-overs are sometimes useless.
- Always have a tongue box. You’ll never know where you’ll land next.
- Creepy-looking kids are usually evil.
- Dolls can be vampires too.
- Men with very hairy chest usually want more than a “thank you.”
- Fur sucks.
- Not all angels could fly.
- Some earthlings are “soft and warm.” And they also look like Jane Fonda.
- Marcel Marceau can speak.
- You can eat orchids.
- When changed to “Duran Duran,” Durand-Durand can be a good name for a band.
- The Great Tyrant is a lady, and she also likes ladies.
- Barbarella is her name. Not “Pretty-Pretty!”
- Depriving Anita Pallenberg of a unique pleasure is a crime. Crime!
- Unlike people, angels don’t hold grudge.
- Talking to yourself can make you look ridiculous.