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Directed by Richard Squires

  • United Kingdom 2018; 70 min
  • Original version: English
  • Genre: Experimental, Documentary


Clovis, a newly created animated antihero, is on the trail of the American actor who was cast as the wiliest of Hanna-Barbera cartoon villains in the late 1960s. Remember the Hooded Claw and Mildew Wolf? Reenactments, expert opinions, personal biography and some musical numbers expose the relationship between villainy and hysterical male laughter, where the voice is used to indicate wickedness, non-acceptance and the crazed symbiosis of character and actor. This film delves deep into hidden Hollywood and the suppression of its queer stories, and ultimately celebrates a tragic talent much-loved across generations.



    Richard Squires, Madeleine Molyneaux