Friday, September 29, 2006
Soapy the Germ Fighter (1951)
Soapy the Germ Fighter is the story of Billy, a dirty little boy, who is visited in the night by a talking cake of soap called Soapy. It seems that Billy associates being clean with being a Sissy. Soapy reinforces the sissification by dressing and talking like a Shakespeareian fop, complete with tights and a poofy sleeved shirt. Soapy argues that it's manly to be clean and offers up uncomfortable images of Cowboys washing up. Is that a wedding ring on Soapy's hand? Is there a Mrs. Soapy? Yes, Soapy the Germ Fighter will make you want to wash, but only because you'll feel unclean after viewing it...