Episode 43 - Breakfast at Tiffany's

Blake Edwards' 1961 classic, "Breakfast at Tiffany's," is a madcap romantic romp about an extraordinarily well-dressed New York City courtesan and her dapper male prostitute neighbor. This movie has it all: call girls, gigolos, yellow face, cat abuse, statutory rape, the mafia, and even O.J. (Berman, not Simpson).

Audrey Hepburn plays Holly Golightly, a quirky victim of child molestation who re-enacts her victimhood over and over again by prostituting herself to older men who provide her with resources. Holly also helps facilitate the continued activities of an incarcerated narcotics kingpin, Sally Tomato.

George Peppard plays Paul Varjak, a writer-turned-paid-dick-slinger who hasn’t produced anything in years until meeting his muse, Holly. Paul initially pretends like he understands and accepts Holly for who she is, but needs her to change everything about herself in order for them to live happily ever after.

Mickey Rooney plays Mr. Yunioshi, an ultra-racist caricature of a Japanese person who was so offensive everyone involved was forced to apologize for decades.

Buddy Ebsen plays Doc Golightly, a pedophiliac Texan who married 14-year-old Holly and tracked her down in New York years after her escape. We are supposed to think he’s a good dude and feel sorry for him because he first pulled Holly and her brother out of the gutter before inviting her into his marital bed.

Join us as we discuss how Keating enjoys drunkenly serenading dogs and a failsafe suicide technique.

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