I saw this when it first came out in 1986 with Ade Omotosho, in the sadly now-defunct Leicester Odeon Cinema on Rutland Street (coincidently - playwright Joe Orton had his first sexual encounter in the toilets there. Where’s his blue plaque, Leicester City Council?).
It was on terrestrial tv last night. I’d forgotten that Cronenburg directed it. He’s one of my favourite directors purely because his whole film career has been one extended mapping out of his obsession with anal penetration. You can see his initial hysteria gradually mellowing to mild disgust and resignation over the decades. I expect him to be celebrating the act sometime in the 2020s.
Anyway. The Fly is hilarious, one of the best comedies of the 1980s. Check out the pods! Check out Seths computer! All you have to do is ask it a question and it does all the work for you! Some fool (Todd Lincoln) is currently remaking it. Kurt Neumann’s 1958 The Fly is great too.