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Chris Lilley's New Show For Netflix Is Unsurprisingly Offensive

Comedic gold this ain't.<br />

Hoo boy, we’ve got a doozy here to unpack today, folks.

Following confirmation back in 2018 that Chris Lilley will be making a new 10-part series for Netflix, the streaming giant has dropped the first trailer for this show, titled Lunatics.

The show follows the lives of “six extraordinary individuals”, all of whom are played by Lilley, and explores the idea that they’re not what they initially seem in the style of a mockumentary. If you’ve watched any previous show by Lilley, like Jonah from Tonga or Angry BoysLunatics is basically just that all over again, right down to being inappropriately offensive.

Let’s look at each of the six characters whom Lilley is portraying in Lunatics. First there’s Jana, who is described as “a lesbian Pet Psychic to the Stars who from her South African home base struggles with an unrequited love for her personal assistant”, and sees Lilley cross-dressing as an African woman complete with an afro.

Comedy, people, this is comedy!

Quentin, who is an “incompetant real estate agent about to inherit a family business but also dreams of being a world-renowned DJ and street artist.” He also has a huge butt, which is a family trait or something.

*Insert joke about liking big butts and you can’t lie*

Gavin, a “12-year-old” boy and “future Earl of an English country estate dealing with the pressures of his future and trying to be a kid”. He also likes wearing crocs and making dumb videos for his Instagram.

What is it with Chris Lilley and running around as pre-pubescent teenagers?

Joyce, an “eccentric elderly ex porn star and hoarder who is now a recluse who obsessively collects things while facing an impending eviction.” There’s nothing really positive to joke about here so let’s just move on.

Keith, a “fashion retail veteran embarking on a new business venture who struggles with objective sexuality issues and his deep love for a cash register.” The name of his new store? My D!ck. Yes, it’s pronounced exactly as you think.

Everyone, meet Keith Dick. He has a sexuality disorder, whatever that means.

And finally, there’s Becky, an “extraordinarily tall University freshman embarking on life in an American college with her twin sister and dealing with social issues and life with massive legs.”

Lilley is wearing portraying someone over 7ft tall, which is something new for him I guess.

So to recap, Lilley is unflatteringly riffing on people of colour (again) by cross-dressing as an African woman, teenagers with mental and social issues (again), sex workers, people with sexual dysfunctions and disorders, and people with big butts.

Faaaaaantastic.

At a time when diversity is more important than ever, it’s difficult to see where exactly Lunatics will fit into the pop-culture landscape because this will start yet another conversation on how Lilley’s brand of mid-2000s comedy is outdated and inappropriate for 2019.

But before we ask ourselves (again) why Chris Lilley is still a thing, let’s give him the benefit of the doubt for now and see how Lunatics pans out when it drops on April 19. Who knows, he may surprise us though I wouldn’t hold my breath.

'No Time To Die' Theme Song May Feature Big Clues About Daniel Craig's Final 007 Movie

Did you notice these?

We’re only a few weeks from the release of Daniel Craig’s final James Bond film No Time To Die, but we got our first feel for the film with Billie Eilish’s theme for the film by the same name.

Fans are very curious about what will happen to Bond, with many believing the agent will die in the film, but Eilish’s song seems to offer some big clues about a major plot point in the film.

There are plenty of Bond themes that have very little to do with the movie and are more bout the characters, for example, the theme for Goldfinger.

But others directly address themes from the movie, like Adele’s Skyfall song – and it seems as though Billie’s song for No Time To Die falls into the same category.

The haunting tune doesn’t give us much hope for Bond with the lyrics centring on a tragic betrayal. Not just any betrayal, however, in this case, it comes from someone you love.

The first verse is about a meaningful relationship ending badly:

“I should have known
I’d leave alone
Just goes to show
That the blood you bleed is just the blood you owe
We were a pair
But I saw you there
Too much to bear”

As we near the chorus, Eilish sings about being caught off guard:

“You were my life, but life is far away from fair
Was I stupid to love you?
Was I reckless to help?
Was it obvious to everybody else?”

Then, the chorus continues on the theme of betrayal:

“That I’d fallen for a lie
You were never on my side
Fool me once, fool me twice
Are you death or paradise?
Now you’ll never see me cry
There’s just no time to die”

Thanks to the trailer, fans believe Daniel Craig’s Bond will be betrayed by Madeleine Swan, his love interest from Spectre.

The new No Time To Die trailer featuring Eilish’s song sees Bond burning a note featuring the words “Forgive me.”

Another theory is that Madeleine won’t survive the film because Bond is seen in front of what appears to be a mausoleum.

No Time To Die is out in cinemas on 8 April.

Harrison Ford Reveals The Toughest Part About Returning To His Iconic Roles

Makes sense!

Harrison Ford has confirmed he will be returning as Indiana Jones for a fifth movie in the franchise, revealing he begins work on the movie in the coming months.

According to WTHR, 77-year-old appeared in an interview on CBS’ Sunday Morning Show and was asked about the toughest part about returning to his iconic roles and the actor, who has reprised his role as Han Solo in recent years, joked, “Trying not to look funny running around in tight pants and high boots.”

Credit: Lucasfilm

“I’ll try and give you a more appropriate answer,” he added. “Considering that I’m going to start doing Indiana Jones in about two months.”

He went on to say, “I’m always delighted to come back to these characters. If we have the opportunity to make another, it’s because people have enjoyed them.”

“I feel obliged to make sure our efforts are as ambitious as they were when we started. You have a sense of responsibility to your customers.”

According to CinemaBlend, he also dropped some hints about the film, “I’m not going to share the story with you because that doesn’t seem like a good idea. But we’ll see new developments in his life, his relationship. We’ll see part of his history resolved.”

The last Indiana Jones film, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, was released in 2008 and was largely considered a flop.

A question on many people’s minds is whether or not Shia LaBeouf will reprise his role as Mutt from the last movie. However, writer David Koepp said in 2018 that LaBeouf’s character isn’t expected to return.

Credit: Lucasfilm

The publication also reports that Koepp said in 2019, “We’ve got a good idea this time.”

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kelly has also confirmed Indiana Jones 5 will be a continuation of the story and not a reboot and Ford has previously said that when he is gone, the character will not be up for grabs.

Steven Spielberg will direct Indiana Jones 5 after finishing work on his remake of West Side Story.

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