What makes a cult classic? A critically panned movie that garners a small but devoted following and rides that wave all the way to a revered place in film history. But why do we name it a “cult” classic? As far as I know (and I would), there are no meetings of the cult of Barbarella, unless you count every Duran Duran concert. (Little known fact: the band is named after Barbarella’s evil nemesis, Dr. Durand Durand.) My favorite “cult classics” could more accurately be named “camp classics”: meaning films that feature over the top satire and sport low production budgets with offbeat and often bizarre humor.
Though Ryan Murphy [...]
Comedy's favorite rapper Childish Gambino performed "Bonfire" on Fallon last Friday, and the entirety of his new album Camp is streaming on NPR today. If you are working a desk job, like building desks, you should listen to it all morning and forget that it's Monday and you live in Kentucky far away from the Hollywood glitz and glamor of parties and one-night stands. That one's for you, Splitsider readers who work at the desk manufacturing plant in Frankfort, KY. Go hard along the Kentucky River.
Listen to Childish Gambino's "Bonfire" off of his upcoming album Camp, won't you? It sort of makes my soul die to hear Glover rap lines like "I love pussy, I love bitches, dude, I should be runnin’ PETA," but still, props for fitting in Human Centipede, Invader Zim and ToeJam & Earl/Odd Future references into the same song. Here's the stream: