We see a line of shapely women (strippers or prostitutes) in skimpy bikinis (showing cleavage and part of their bare butts) about whom Zmuda tells Andy he can pick two of them. When Andy walks off with his chosen two, Zmuda tells an older woman that it’s Andy’s first time with a prostitute which makes the woman laugh as she tells him that Andy’s there every week.
We then see Andy wrestling around with the women on a bed with both of them being topless.
As Tony Clifton, Andy feels a woman’s clothed breast.
Kaufman does a lounge act as Tony Clifton who’s accompanied by many “Vegas” type dancers whose nipples are just covered with small star-shaped patches (otherwise the rest of their bare breasts are seen).
About his wrestling with women, Lynne tells Kaufman, “You had a huge boner on national television.”
A comment is made about a center for sexual research as Kaufman is on the phone.
As Tony, Kaufman says, “Skip the meal…go right to the ménage a trios.” He also asks a woman if she’s ever been with another woman (she replies, “Yeah, in the kitchen”).


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


(1) People on the moon

Man on the moon.

A film starring Jim Carrey.

The film is about the legendary comedian Andy Kaufman’s life experience.

Andy Kaufman’s life is only 35 years. Even in this short 35 years, people have left many different comments on him. Some people say he is a skeptic and an unorthodox believer in Zen; Others think he is a Dadaism comedian and the first real performing artist. Kaufman prefers to position himself as “a person who sings and Dances”.

In principle, Kaufman’s evaluation of himself should be the most appropriate and in place. Unfortunately, this evaluation is obviously too straightforward and superficial. In my own opinion, Kaufman is a person with multiple and changeable characters. These characters were so conflicted that he had to resort to acting, a terrible profession.

Acting is a terrible profession. I’m not alarmist. Imagine that it is as absurd as the third floor to ask a person to temporarily separate from his habitual living environment, enter the life scene of another complete stranger and ask him to act like that person’s nature. He completely ignored the adhesion of the human mind to the surrounding environment. Of course, drama is a complex cultural and psychological phenomenon, which can not be explained in a few words. But it is certain that acting, as Kaufman’s career, also gives him an opportunity to stretch his various characters, so that he can fully show his multiple characters. At the same time, since acting is his job, he doesn’t have to face the pain of his various personality conflicts in his daily life, but can naturally take the opportunity of acting to release it, not only get understanding, but also feel at ease.

For example, in the film, in addition to appearing as Kaufman himself, he also appeared many times as a man named Tony The face of Clifton’s rascal appeared. This Clifton, with vulgar speech, grumpy temper, wanton performance and nonsense, is very different from Kaufman, who is usually introverted, reserved and even a little neurotic. In fact, each of us has a potential desire for destruction, a little rogue, a tendency and impulse to break away from common sense, but most of us only show a little when we are alone, under anesthesia or angry. Kaufman is much luckier. He can show them while working. But he is also much more unfortunate, because his behavior will only enlarge and deepen the insignificant personality differences step by step.

He lived like this, enjoying himself, and gladly accepted the novelty and excitement brought by switching between different personalities.

Kaufman took pleasure in cajoling him. In his wrestling match with women, he was broken by a man. Who knows, this is a scam that he colluded with Hercules. On another occasion, he insisted on adding snowflakes and jumping up and down to the program video, just to make the audience reach out and tap their TV to see if the TV is broken.

His prank led to such consequences: when he told the people around him that he had cancer and would soon die, most people scoffed, and his friends kindly advised him to stop this prank and stop lying. Andy Kaufman died at the age of 35.

2、 Comedy and tragedy

Such a film, starring a comedian, tells the story of another comedian. Naturally, we have habitual expectations: even if it is not a pure comedy, at least it has a relaxed and lively plot. However, I didn’t expect that this was a serious play, even very inclined to tragedy.

This situation is a bit like a journey to the West. When I first saw it, everyone thought it was an excellent funny film; A few years later, everyone said it was a love tragedy.

Well, it seems that comedy and tragedy do not have the obvious boundary as imagined, and even the two can be combined in the same play.

In fact, not only the drama itself, but also the actors as the material carrier of drama, it is difficult to say whether their experience is comedy or tragedy.

I read an exclusive interview with Stephen Chow a long time ago. To my surprise, Stephen Chow in life is so different from Stephen Chow in movies. In front of the camera, his expression was stiff, his speed of speech was slow, and his eyebrows were frowned. The wanton, perverse and hot Stephen Chow in the film disappeared.

He already has a trace of white hair on his head. I’d rather think it’s all exhausted talent.

Which is more difficult, comedy or tragedy? Personally, comedy is more difficult. Some parts of the comedy, like the moves of the saint fighter, lost their function the second time. The same life and death in tragedy, even if staged many times, can still be touching. Therefore, the creator of comedy must exhaust his brain and come up with new ideas.

It’s hard to make a person laugh, but it’s easy to make a person cry. If we go back to the source, all this comes from human nature and the great fear of death and disaster buried in the depths of human heart. Joy is always short, but pain can last forever. Joy is like a little fishing fire on the dark sea under the night sky, and a huge wave can erase them gently. When you see the death of others, you can’t help thinking of yourself.

Comedians are like a group of chased people. They had to race against themselves because they couldn’t repeat themselves and were exhausted. This is one of their tragedies. The derogation of their acting skills by orthodox comments is the second of their tragedies. Traditional critics always regard drama actors as a group of people who can only wink and make mischief, no matter what efforts they make.

Comedians who bring people joy have a tragic charm buried in the depths of their fate that they can’t grasp. In fact, it’s not just them. In everyone’s life, I think tragedy is always greater than comedy. The beginning is the noise of the full moon banquet, and the end is always the sadness and sadness of the funeral. The beginning is comedy and the end is tragedy; The plot is comedy and the connotation is tragedy; The actor is a comedy and the audience is a tragedy.

Later in the film, in order to find the last glimmer of hope to save his life, Kaufman went to the Philippines to find the so-called “miracle doctor”. He watched the “miracle doctor” catch “tumors” for several patients, but inadvertently found that these “tumors” were secretly hidden in the palm of his hand by the “miracle doctor” when he turned around. Kaufman laughed silently. It was a very quiet and transparent smile. At that moment, he had a thorough understanding. His lifelong efforts were nothing more than trying to set off a few waves on the sad sea. His audience and himself, like the patients under the “miracle doctor”, are only a group willing to be deceived. Life is short, no one can live long.

3、 Me on the moon

Kaufman is lying in bed with his girlfriend.

Girlfriend: you are a complicated person.

Kaufman: This is the real me.

Girlfriend (laughing): there is no real you in the world.

In fact, both were right.

For a person with multiple personalities, the complexity and variability of his personality is not only his biggest characteristic, but also the basis of his personality. If you want to grasp this person, I’m afraid you can only start from this point. However, if his character is broken down, he can only show the only side of his character at a certain time. Since these sides represent him, which one is the real him? Maybe you can choose several characters as a leader, but which can be called his representative?

You can choose “all”, because these sides really belong to him; You can also choose “None” because either of them is only a separate part.

Sean said that talking to me in life and reading my articles on the Internet feel like two people.

Some MM said that chatting with me and reading my articles are too different.

I think it seems very funny: I’m not the same outside the Internet as I’m inside the Internet, and I’m not the same as I’m chatting and writing articles. There is no doubt that these are all me, and these are not me.

So, where am I?

I think a person with multiple personalities will first be a person with extreme feelings about life. In our life, there are many relative factors: right and evil, right and wrong, rise and fall. It has become integrated in ordinary people, especially those who are the same in appearance and inside. Their personality can be measured by concepts similar to solution concentration or alloy composition. However, for those with multiple personalities, although these attributes coexist, they will never break each other’s boundaries and become one. They prefer to treat every simple attribute of life in a simple way: right as right, wrong as wrong, right as right, evil as evil.

The temptation of multiple personalities is huge. In the moment of character change, it seems that you jump out of one person’s body and enter another, and you can experience another different life. In a single process of life, but can feel a variety of different tastes of life, this temptation is really irresistible.

More than once, I let different souls into my body. At that time, I seemed to walk on the steep and barren cliffs, but I could float across the huge section and dark abyss as soft as the wind. I prefer to show an uncommon self in front of strangers. Looking at the attitude they might not use to treat me and listening to the words they might not say to me, I hid in Clifton’s body and was very happy.

Of course, this joy must have an appropriate price. Because it touches a fundamental contradiction: the simplicity and uniqueness of human body and the changes of personality.

No matter what you say with what kind of character, no matter what you do with what kind of character, in the end, all this will fall on your only body. People will never question your character. They’re looking for you. Kaufman told his friends the news after learning that he had cancer. As a result, except for his girlfriend’s nervous look because she cared about him, the rest, including his closest partner, ignored him, or couldn’t cry or laugh, and asked him not to continue lying. Of course, the reason is obvious: Kaufman has cheated them so many times, and this time they can only judge by inertia.

Should they be blamed? Of course not. They are the least to blame.

Their reaction was absolutely right.

Even in reality, similar stories are being staged. Jim Carrey’s two main plays “Truman show” and “man on the moon” have not achieved satisfactory box office results and have been repeatedly criticized. However, this year he returned to the crazy and funny old “me, MELF & Irene”, such a nonsense film, but the box office was a success. The reason is simple: the audience are used to his old style. They don’t like Kerry’s new business. They can’t see Kerry’s efforts to win Oscar recognition. They can’t see Kerry’s efforts to play Kaufman well. He even went to his former residence for a few months. All they want is the original Kerry, all they want is his distorted face, all they want is his dancing.

Someone will magnify my performance to my people. Some people will deny my sense of responsibility because of my crazy waves, and some people will not see my coarseness when they see my articles. However, does living mean that people must solidify themselves? Maybe everyone is committed to giving others a certain impression, maybe it is a good moral character to be the same on the outside and inside, but I want to get rid of the labels on my body with a big jump in the dance.

I can be submissive so that people won’t notice me.

I can be in high spirits so that people will notice me.

I can, because it doesn’t matter.

I can be bad because I don’t care.

When a person steps on the moon, what else should he care about.

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