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Bush, Callier said, an all-black audience may want the actors to satirize his views on affirmative action, a request that might not come from an all white audience.
One particularly poignant portrait is drawn of a former nightclub comedian who used to satirize Thicu's admonition about the communists: "Watch what they do, not what they say.
My Lonesome Cowboy and his lactating companion Hiropon, 1997, take an otaku genre--the figurine--and by blowing it up to what, for otaku "purists," seem grotesque proportions and endowing it with semen lassos and breast-milk jump ropes, satirize the puerile obsessions of anime and manga subcultures.
Meanwhile, he remains devoted to his first love, which is performing onstage as a drag diva in self-written plays that simultaneously satirize and celebrate the old movies he grew up watching on TV.
The final effect of Mercutio's description of Mab is complicated, then, for while it mystifies the nature of conspicuous consumption, Shakespeare's miniaturized, fragmentary physicality also reveals the artistic labor involved in the process of mystification, and seems to satirize elite material display as a grotesquely parasitic activity.
The music is doo-wop being funny by cross-breeding itself with various pop styles (David Byrne, the Beatles) and by bouncing off of its polished, dead-pan surface lyrics that satirize contemporary life.
The film wants to satirize both our fixation on appearances and reality filmmaking, but its strained humor and litany of cliches add little to either topic.
Speaking of memorably over-the-top performances in plays that satirize Manhattan liberals, Linda Lavin is currently bringing down the house in Charles Busch's The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, which has been extended at Manhattan Theatre Club.
Like recent critics of the genre, including Joanne Altieri and Kevin Sharpe, Lindley qualifies "univocal" readings of court masques and instead foregrounds these texts' ability to offer advice to the monarch, or even, as in the case of Momus in Carew's Coelum Britannicum (1634), satirize the ethos of the court and mock recent royal policies.
Author Alan Moore used its concept - a bunch of characters from Victorian literature band together to prevent the destruction of turn-of- the-century London - to satirize both the ideal of heroism and British Empire attitudes.
The only subject Larry could not bring himself to satirize was the Holocaus t, which inspired some of his most moving later works.