Cinema: Living Off-Color

Taking a stab at horror, KEENEN IVORY WAYANS makes Scary really funny

Oh poor, unsuspecting reader. Here you are, perusing a perfectly respectable magazine, floating down a river of Americana, and you dock at a story on Keenen Ivory Wayans, whom you may remember from the early-'90s groundbreaking sketch-comedy series In Living Color, and who has now directed a film called Scary Movie, which opens this week. But before we get to Wayans, we must familiarize you with the film, and there's the rub. Scary Movie had this writer giggling like Beavis on helium, yet it's a raunchy piece of work and not easily described in printable detail.

It has scenes like this:...

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