Cinema: Hey, Baby, Let's Misbehave!

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Mike Myers, fake bear-hair chest and all, romps naked through a French hotel in the opening credits of Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. He breezes past a banquet table, where a banana, a loaf of bread and a slab of kosher meat do stunt-double work for Austin's favorite body part. Then he joins some bathing beauties for an Esther Williams-style aquacade. The joke here is that Austin feels no shame--indeed, he shows a kid's Edenic exuberance--in blithely flaunting his puddingy torso; the joy is in seeing Myers' dedication to being silly for our pleasure.

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