An Oral History of Tim Curry’s Escape to the One Place Uncorrupted by Capitalism

Michelle Urra for Vice:

Curry, at 62, addresses the camera from a desk, costumed in Russian military uniform and what’s supposed to be a Russian accent. I’m escaping,” he says, to the one place that hasn’t been corrupted by capitalism.” There’s a pause, then, maybe a longer pause than you’d want for a clean take. Then the smile creeps out. Now he’s huffing, he’s puffing—a big bad wolf who finds blowing down houses to be unbearably funny. He’s coming undone. Is that what’s happening?…. Here, for the first time, is the story of that scene, and its legacy.

I hope this video naturally resurfaces in my life forever.


August 26, 2022