Reviews

Brass Eye (1997/2001) IMDb

Categorization

Not quite a pastiche (try Richard Dyer’s Pastiche) of demonizing, sensationalist documentaries on contemporary social ills. Real celebrities, as well as a member of Parliament, are tricked into voicing their support for fake campaigns against all manner of phantoms.

Subject

Animals! Drugs! Science! Sex! Crime! Decline! And in a new episode added for the 2001 re-airing, paedophilia!

Commentary

Madly paced and very intelligent, with actual production values and fine non sequiturs. Presumably even better if you know anything about the people they trick.

References here: The Daily Show (1996), Black Mirror (2011), The Break (2018).

fiction moving picture series