Cinema: Russell: Spoofing the Spoof

You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.

—William Blake

Director Ken Russell is a true child of Blake. His two most recent films, The Music Lovers and The Devils, were so full of tortures, perversions and sexual hysteria that they could have been rated X for X-cess if for nothing else. The Boy Friend reveals Russell's other side—the campy, lyrical side that has been seen so far only in some memorable British TV documentaries. But on this side as well, Russell does not know when enough...

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