Film: I Am Curious (Yellow), dir. Vilgot Sjöman, 1967

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S IS FOR SWEDEN

The film is best known for its transgressive sex scenes but I love it because it never ages. It’s the ultimate liberal hipster portrait/satire the events of which could happen in any Western country today (I Am Curious (Pink Hat)). Dreams of castrating rightists and yoga in the nude? I mean… It also has appearances by MLK, Olaf Palme (the Swedish prime minister murdered the year I was born) and the Russian poet Yevgeny Evtushenko, who offer an interesting spectrum of the 60s liberals, and are incredibly old-fashioned but also way more woke than many public people today. Also, Lena Dunham is just so fucking cool. She did all the things that American women do to be down-to-earth and socially provocative, only years ago.

I Am Curious, Yellow (Jag är nyfiken – en film i gult), 1967
Director: Vilgot Sjöman

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