The Cult of Kitsch: Barbarella (1968)

By Wes Smith

Today’s “Cult of Kitsch” write-up focuses on a sci-fi classic that not only helped to define kitsch, but also reflected the exploding sexual revolution of the era: Barbarella.

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The Cult of Kitsch: Heavy Metal (1981)

The iconic poster and magazine cover for 1981’s “Heavy Metal” film.

By Wes Smith

In anticipation for Gamescom and the slew of announcements likely to come in the next week or so, we’re taking a short break from the news at Acta Dinerda to bring you a series of reviews and lookbacks at iconic, influential, or just plain fun classic cult films from the realm of sci-fi and fantasy. We’re calling it the Cult of Kitsch, and each day this week we’ll bring you a short write-up of one of our favorites!

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