Sunday, December 27, 2020

Rocky Horror: Episode Zero - Hygiene Films and You!

Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold are working backwards through film history, and in Season 2, they're using THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW as the starting point!  

This week on  they travel back in time to the heyday of the "social guidance" or "hygiene" films, which children were forced to watch for decades, and which were essentially government propaganda promoting the way Americans were "supposed" to look and act!  

It's a giant genre, so Bibbs and Witney pick a few to highlight on this week's episode: BODY CARE AND GROOMING, WHY STUDY INDUSTRIAL ARTS, WHY STUDY HOME ECONOMINCS, BOYS BEWARE and THE TERRIBLE TRUTH!

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