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Five American mobsters sit in a diner and discuss the sexual politics of the fairytale: "Little Red Riding Hood".



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Cast overview:
Mark Williams ...
The Narrator
Brooke Petersen ...
Gary Stalker ...
Otis Frizzell ...
David Stott ...
Russell Kirkby ...
Sarah Dove ...
Red's Mother
Franchesca Higgins ...
Allan Smith ...
Millen Baird ...
Martin Ridley ...


Four mobsters sit in a diner, late one night, and listen to a fifth explain to them that the fairytale "Little Red Riding Hood" is actually all about the importance of teaching children sex education. He then regales his captive audience with the 'authentic', 'uncensored' version of the tale where Red is sent off to see the Wise Woman Of The Woods (an unseen witch-like grandmother) who will teach her sex education because her own mother is too embarrassed. Because she enters the woods without learning the dangers that await her, she meets the Wolf - a handsome prince-like man who is secretly a shape-shifting man-eater. The rest of the tale plays out as per normal except the Woodcutter doesn't make his entrance (because he was added by the Brothers Grimm to facilitate a happy ending) and Red is raped and then ripped to pieces by the Wolf. The Gangsters wrap up their evening and, utterly depressed, get ready to leave when the storyteller quips: "Did I ever tell you what really went down... Written by Anonymous

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None of the fantasy sequences existed in the original screenplay - they were added during preproduction. See more »


During the final shot, several pieces of crew equipment can be seen, including lighting stands, a cutter and a Chinese lantern. See more »


Narrator: A cigar. Some people think its like a dick symbol, but at the same time it's just a smoke.
Bruno: You saying that every time I light up this Havana, I'm actually smoking dick?
Narrator: No I didn't say that.
Bruno: You saying that, because I like a cigar, I'm some kind of faggot?
Narrator: No that's not what I'm saying.
Franko: He didn't say that!
Narrator: Look all I'm saying is that some people read too much into a story like this and I don't want to be one of those people.
Bruno: Oh! So because I like a cigar, some OTHER people will think I'm a ...
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The opening titles are animated using stylized renderings of smoke, lit-cigarettes, a moon-rise and a wolf disguised as a mobster. See more »


Version of Red Riding Hood (1989) See more »


Written & Performed by The Halloweens
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