One of the only great things about the pandemic is that I can now digitally go to all the film festivals I can normally never go to, including the Slapstick Festival in the UK. A very accessible festival with a bunch of modern and non-silent stuff as well.
This movie took me completely by surprise. I picked it out of the schedule because of Constance Talmadge but it’s a good movie overall.
It’s a fun bedroom farce- or as Wikipedia primly puts it, “marital comedy”- with a bonus little kinky or transgender edge to it, which I truly was not expecting even though I know early film is like that.Continue reading “Slapstick Festival 2021: A Pair of Silk Stockings (USA, 1918)”