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
While Red's Mother's cottage was a real location - shot in a historic, 150 year old cottage - Granny's cottage was built inside the living room of a dilapidated, 90-year-old home. The fireplace had a false front, two doorways were boarded up and a new door was hung - all of which was found in a garbage heap next to the house itself. See more »
Also in the final shot, the candles have mysteriously extinguished themselves. See more »
Little Red Riding Hood is all about the importance of sex education. And they don't teach you that someone's gonna come along and save your ass, just before the credits roll, in sex education.
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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 »