Tuesday, 9 December 2014

'Virou bagunça' 1 9 6 1

'Virou bagunça' (All turned into a mess) was Watson Macedo's last-but-one musical comedy. It was made in 1960 and premiered in early 1961. Watson's favourite niece Eliana Macedo was not the star this time but the 3 guys from Trio Irakitan: Edinho (Edson França), Paulo Gilvan & João da Costa. Nadia Maria is the female lead but Zezé Macedo (no relation to Watson or Eliana) always steals everyone's scenes. 


Trio Irakitan are actually the stars in 'Virou bagunça'

Trio Irakitan faz o Trio Gerimum, que chega ao Rio para tentar a sorte. Vão a vários estúdios de TV mas não conseguem nada. Decidem, então, cantar nas ruas, porém são perseguidos pela policia. Na fuga, eles entram no estúdio da TV Olho ('A que vê tudo e não diz nada', conforme fala de Chacrinha). Lá o trio conhece Marli, vedete-propaganda, que está abandonando a TV para estrelar em peça de teatro de revista chamada 'Castiga a minhoca'. Marli os convida para trabalharem com ela. Eles acabam sendo raptados por supostos revolucionários barbudos do Partido Comodista Nacional e, depois, confundidos por loucos, são internados num hospício, onde conhecem Napoleão, Nero e Lampião.

director Watson Macedo worked on his sexual fantasies assembling a whole gang of 'bears' (men wearing beards)...
tongue-in-cheek all the way to the bank... Watson Macedo kills two birds with one stone... he gets his rocks off his homosexual fantasies with bearded men and sends up the Communist Party at the same time.
Edinho does what most Brazilian males did during Carnaval... cross-dressing and playing a woman... 
Edinho keeps on doing his thing... aided by his two co-horts.
Linda Baptista shines in 'Virou bagunça'
Aracy Costa on the left; Emilinha Borba on the right.
Carlos Gonzaga at the height of his popularity; Francisco Carlos as wooden as ever...
Emilinha's smile was worth a million; Zezé Macedo entraps Edinho 
Zezé Gonzaga & Edinho 
Emilinha is all charm


the great actress says good-bye to film-making... see Eliana Macedo's portrait hanging on the wall...
5 February 1961 - One of the last musical-comedies released... the cycle had come to an abrupt end in 1961. 

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