Sexual Themes

Dr. Strangelove is not a movie that can reveal all it’s comedic genius in one sitting. The film itself can be interpreted as giant sexual metaphor. This video was created for the purpose of delving into the theme of sex and war featured Dr. Strangelove as well as providing a brief character analysis for certain characters with rather suggestive names in the film.

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