The Fly Movie Summary
Back in the 80s, AIDS was everywhere, but homosexuality was in the closet. Hollywood took a more subtle approach to broaching the topic of the disease. Instead of a sappy “Philadelphia” tale, with the affable Tom Hanks, studios execs green lit the horror film, The Fly. Its grotesque nature was a direct reflection of society’s vision of the virus on a human.
Our movie begins with a socially awkward, but brilliant scientist named Seth Brundle, played by Jeff Goldblum, hitting on journalist Veronica Quaife, Geena Davis, at a meet and greet for Brundle’s company Bartok Science Industries. As with any eccentric genius, Brundle offers to give Veronica a late night tour of his lab – which comes complete with a big bed and a stripper pole.
There he reveals his invention–three telepods–that will forever change the way humanity travels, but they’re not ready just yet. They have this nasty knack for turning baboons into piles of mush. Brundle convinces Veronica to document his progress. She agrees on the condition they have sex three times a day. After their first trip to Pound Town, Brundle is inspired. He reprograms the telepods to transport living tissue. It’s a success!
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