Film stars revealed for Netflix show Attack Of The Hollywood Clichés

Friday 24th September 2021, 3:00pm by Jay Richardson

Freddy Krueger. Robert Englund.

Richard E. Grant, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Four Weddings And A Funeral star Andie MacDowell are among the film stars dissecting movie tropes in Netflix's upcoming Attack Of The Hollywood Clichés, British Comedy Guide can reveal.

Hosted by Rob Lowe and made by Charlie Brooker's production company Broke & Bones, the one-hour special launches on the streaming service on Tuesday.

Jonathan Ross, Mark Strong, Florence Pugh, Andrew Garfield and A Nightmare On Elm Street's Robert Englund also contribute to the show, alongside a raft of British and American filmmakers and critics.

The candid Grant acknowledges the clichés deployed in his films Logan, Hudson Hawk and Can You Ever Forgive Me?, while Englund, who famously portrayed razor-gloved Freddy Krueger in the Elm Street films, reflects on cinema's fondness for disfigured villains.

Attack Of The Hollywood Clichés!. Rob Lowe.

As BCG revealed last month, the writing team for the show includes Ben Caudell, with regular Brooker collaborators Jason Hazeley, Dan Maier, and Charlie Skelton, plus producer-director Sean Doherty, and stand-ups including Dane Baptiste, Erika Ehler and Michael Odewale.

Sex: Unzipped

London Hughes.

Meanwhile, Katherine Ryan, Romesh Ranganathan, London Hughes and Mae Martin are among a group of stand-ups taking part in a Netflix puppet show about sex, it has been announced.

Released on 26th October, Sex: Unzipped is hosted by US rapper Saweetie, features a "cast of sex positive puppets" and is described as "Netflix's funniest, filthiest, and furriest new comedy special".

The comedians discuss myths, misconceptions and their own experiences of sex and sexualities.

The one-off special also features American comics Michelle Buteau, Nikki Glaser, Sam Jay, Joel Kim Booster and Ian Karmel, plus drag queen Trixie Mattel, transgender actress Dominique Jackson and a series of sex experts.

Sex: Unzipped is made by British production house Fulwell 73, whose partners include James Corden, and the showrunner is Spencer Millman (The Mighty Boosh, Man Down), with the writing team including Ehler, Steve Parry and Nico Tatarowicz.


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