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Now Diego is caught in the consequences of his foppish disguise: A woman such as Lolita would not be interested in a weakling.
Lanky and boyishly handsome in his youth, Brialy remained a lifelong dandy able to convey masculine authority or foppish insouciance as he filled out in later years.
An early scene in which he tries to hustle a much younger, much hunkier man for rent money defies logic, and when Max meets his foppish, bourgeois uncle (Richard Irving in a splendid miniature) the two men don't register as being from the same planet, let alone the same family.
Another Canadian, countertenor Matthew White (as an overly foppish Bacchus), also sang well, although Drew Minter's direction of the role seemed tiresomely over the top.
Happily, though, several dancers shone in the cast I saw--Joshua Tuifua as an excellent foppish Catalabutte; Lauren Cuthbertson, a gracious and radiant Lilac Fairy who danced with fluidity and clarity; Mara Galeazzi, Iohna Loots, Sian Murphy, and Deirdre Chapman dainty as the various fairies.
Goodbar (1977), Cruising (1980), Basic Instinct (1992), and The Silence of the Lambs (1991), as well as by the foppish evil Prince Edward in Mel Gibson's Braveheart (1994).
But the author ruined it by making the third little pig a foppish chap with an elegant walking cane, derby, and British accent.
The novel's protagonist, Sir Percy Blakeney, ostensibly a foppish English aristocrat, is secretly the Scarlet Pimpernel, a swashbuckling hero and elusive master of disguise who rescues French aristocrats and smuggles them out of France to safety during the French Revolution.
When Jane Alexander makes her entrance into the town of Gullen, she is attended by a train of grotesques: two faithful bodyguards she's purchased from death row; a pair of musicians she's had blinded and castrated in pursuit of her revenge; a foppish fiancee who lives only to fish; and a venal judge now serving as her major-domo.
Alison, young wife of the old carpenter John, scorns the attentions paid her by Absolon, a foppish parish clerk, but would gladly return those of Nicholas, a young scholar boarding in their house.
In this stunning homage to The Scarlet Pimpernel, sixteen-year-old Sophia looks like a high-society debutante engaged to an equally foppish young man, but she hides a secret identity.