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Camp and darkly comic

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 02 April 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:924
  1. C Elliott

    It was when the rectal sphincters began singing their musical duet that I decided this movie was probably not for everyone. Still, as far as musical comedies about fatal infectious diseases go, Zero Patience is very likely a masterpiece of the genre. It certainly has all the necessary elements: singing viruses, epidemiology lectures, leatherclad museum guards with whips, a talking green monkey from Africa, and naked men crooning barbershop harmonies about priapic displays in the shower. If Sir William Osler had directed the Rocky Horror Picture Show, it probably would have turned out something like this.

    By no stretch of the imagination …

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