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The Experts

It is always interesting to revisit movies from one’s childhood and determine whether or not they still hold up. Our fondness for these films is often clouded by nostalgia for whatever the state of our lives may have been at the time. For social justice busybodies and tumblristas, revisiting childhood movies is often a traumatic experience, as they discover their favorite films as a kid are tainted by what would today be classified as “problematic” themes and wrongthink. They find themselves suddenly offended by scenes that they didn’t know were offensive until social norms radically changed, and the material no longer conformed. At that point, they just can’t even.

Those of us who reside somewhere on the other side of the PC spectrum, experience a different kind of disappointment when re-familiarizing ourselves with a tv show or movie we remember fondly (aside from it simply being not as good as we remembered.) Often times we are able to recognize subtle pieces of ideological propaganda (whether consciously intended or not) here and there, that we didn’t notice before becoming “aware.”

One example of this is the 1989 movie, The Experts, starring John Travolta and Kelly Preston. It used to be on HBO a lot in 1990-1991 but has unfortunately never had an official DVD release. Filmed at a low point in John Travolta’s career, The Experts seemed dated even at the time it came out, as the fall of the Berlin Wall and a collapsing Soviet Union made the film’s cold war spy plot practically obsolete on arrival. I read somewhere that it was actually filmed in 1987. Had it been released then, it would have been slightly more timely.

[Spoilers Ahead]

The storyline of The Experts centers upon two relatively dumb but stylish New York hipsters (of the late 80s variety) named Travis and Wendell, whom and up being drugged and kidnapped by the KGB while being led to believe they are on their way to open their own nightclub in Nebraska. The somewhat absurd and farfetched reason for their kidnapping is that the Russians have a town in the Soviet Union where KGB are sent to train how to blend in as Americans. The problem with the town is that it resembles a cookie cutter 1950s American town, as if it were designed by someone who learned everything they knew about American culture from a Leave it to Beaver episode. So Travis and Wendell are brought in to unwittingly teach the townspeople (who are actually KGB spies) how to talk and act like contemporary 1980s Americans, so that these agents can more easily infiltrate. The diabolical plan hits a snag however, when the townspeople end up having their hearts won over by the charming but idiotic nightclub duo. With the help of a couple of rogue agents and defectors, they all escape the Soviet Union in a plane and move to the United States, to a small town not too dissimilar to the mock 1950s town they came from in the Soviet Union.

What’s great about this movie? Well, not much, besides the fact that Kelly Preston looks bangin’ in it. She and John Travolta apparently met on the set while filming this, and unbelievably they are still married. Admittedly, my love for this movie is based on nostalgia for an era of microwave popcorn and rented Nintendo games, of idle days home from school, and killing time while waiting to go to basketball practice with the other mediocre benchwarmer scrubs on the team.

However, there was and still is a deeper, less sentimental reason for my fondness toward The Experts, which is that the movie dealt with one of my long time obsessions and fantasies: the idea of a collective group of people creating an exotic and autonomous city based on whatever aesthetic they desire, no matter how outlandish (the same “exit” interest that briefly attracted me to neoreaction.) A 1950’s town is not my ideal aesthetic choice to be sure, but the idea that such a place could be custom-built and populated by people determined to live in the environment they found most appealing…was enticing to me, even as a clueless kid. Why do we limit ourselves to having our material surroundings chosen for us by those who live only for immediate practicality and short-term profit? This is not an argument specifically for recreating the past, but rather, an enclavist longing for self-determination combined with a Faustian determination to will it into reality. I’ve always admired Bond villains not for their evil deeds but for their discontent with the status quo and desire to construct a radically different and improved (in their view) world that is compatible with their alternate vision for society. It may be difficult to see how one could watch a forgettable, throwaway movie like The Experts and take away anything of value from it, but ultimately it serves as just one of thousands of similarly minor inspirations that only add up to something when pulled together in my rubber-band ball of a brain.

As I stated at the beginning of the review though, I did uncover some subtly irritating ideological content, relating to the topic of immigration. With the Russian townspeople moving to America, Travis (Travolta’s character) questions how they are going to be able to assimilate into American society, given that they are immigrants which come from a radically different culture and have no real understanding of how contemporary America works. His partner Wendell (who is of a certain parenthetical ethnic persuasion and played by actor Arye Gross) assures him that it will be fine because “all Americans are immigrants.” Travolta, playing the role of the gullible goy then responds in agreement with something like “Oh yeah! I guess you’re right!” I wish that I could post the exchange word for word given how blatantly outrageous and brazen it is, but this movie is so obscure and undocumented that I can’t even find a decent transcript online (or even the scene on youtube to reference.) You’ll just have to take my word for it.

The ideological messaging in this scene is somewhat tempered by the fact that the immigrants in question are Russians that all happen to look and talk like ordinary white Americans, but the fallacious argument in question is one we are all too familiar with. Open borders proponents often fail to distinguish between settlers, explorers and people who are simply moving from one country to another (ie. immigrants.) America as a nation did not exist when settlers and explorers came here. The natives who were already here had not built anything of institutional significance and were largely an obstacle to creating the advanced society we all know and love, the same society in which millions of actual immigrants from all corners of the world now eagerly come to exploit and be exploited by.

There is also the notion that all immigrants are equally capable of assimilating and adjusting to American life, just because different groups of intra-Europeans were able to. One should not automatically assume that since the Irish or Italians were able to eventually kind of integrate into the American system, that we can absorb millions of Arabs or Sub-Saharan Africans in the same fashion (or that it would be desirable.) For one thing, they openly say they don’t want to assimilate to Western values (beyond their superficial embrace of mindless consumerism,) and would prefer instead to assert their own ethnic identity, religious laws and social norms here. That’s a topic for other people to argue to death though, the kind of people that find it worthwhile to respond to the same arguments over and over, rather than just check out and start drawing up plans to build an escape pod while watching old movies no one cares about. I will leave it to the “experts.”

Brandon Adamson is the author of Beatnik Fascism and blogs at AltLeft.com

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20 comments on “The Experts

  1. BMan
    January 7, 2018

    Since this is so timely to one of my latest, I must ask if Kelly Preston shared the schmeckel with John

    https://buelahman.wordpress.com/2017/12/30/would-you-suck-a-dick-to-become-vinnie-barbarino/

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  2. Hipster Racist
    January 7, 2018

    I vaguely remember seeing this movie on cable when I was a kid.

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  4. icareviews
    January 7, 2018

    Reblogged this on icareviews.

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  5. icareviews
    January 7, 2018

    Regarding the Grumpy Princess’s objections to Fantasia, it’s actually interesting to note that the film was assailed at the time of its release as “Nazi” in sensibility, which may have contributed to its poor box office. A. Nolen wrote a piece advancing a theory on why Disney’s film was attacked:

    https://web.archive.org/web/20150321140219/http://anolen.com/2014/09/23/walt-and-el-grupo/

    Lately I’ve been watching the Sleepaway Camp movies, and it’s interesting to observe how people today deal with the sexual abnormality. In Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers (1987), the killer is a male-to-female post-op tranny who is also an annoying satirical mouthpiece for the Moral Majority, objecting to porn and foul language and spouting lines like “say no to drugs” while offing the campers in horrendous ways. At the time of its release, this was supposed to show the moral hypocrisy of the Reaganites, as if the puritanism was just an insincere veneer concealing a deviant nature; but today, what with all the touchiness about how “transgender” people are treated and so forth, the characterization is politically incorrect and reactionary by making trannies look like murderous psychos. Even so, I think a lot of people are willing to see the character as some sort of progressive anti-bullying trailblazer through some contortion of values.

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    • Brandon Adamson
      January 7, 2018

      That’s interesting. I haven’t seen Sleepaway Camp in sooooo long. I haven’t seen the sequel. However, another example is “Time After Time,” which I’ve been meaning to review. Mary Steenburgen’s character says she’s “not a dyke” and talks about there being a lot of “A-rabs” (lol) in Britain. .

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      • icareviews
        January 7, 2018

        The Shout! Factory release of Sleepaway Camp from a few years back is supposed to be more complete than the old Anchor Bay release, which apparently was a cut version. One thing I didn’t remember from the first time I watched Sleepaway Camp is that some children are actually murdered in it, which is pretty extreme even for a slasher movie, even though it happens off-camera.

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    • bob saffron
      January 7, 2018

      Great article by Nolen. Thanks.

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    • Hipster Racist
      January 10, 2018

      That “Grumpy Princess” channel proved that Christopher Hitchens was right, women aren’t funny. Sorry.

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  7. icareviews
    January 7, 2018

    I love how, on the Skynet front page right now, it looks like the Ayatollah Khomeini is checking out Kelly Preston’s ass.

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  8. smartwhiteguy
    January 9, 2018

    Agreed. In the old days Europeans fought the elements and tamed the wilderness to build their civilization from the ground up. A great many died in the process. That’s a damn sight different from just flying over here and getting on the dole. Our ancestors weren’t mere ‘immigrants’, they were pioneers.
    It’s actually very insulting to put people like Davy Crockett in the same category as these rapefugees.

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    • Sam J.
      January 13, 2018

      “…It’s actually very insulting to put people like Davy Crockett in the same category as these rapefugees…”

      Hell yeah. “Shouts and dances around like at revival meeting”!

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  9. Gumbo
    January 10, 2018

    There were many nations in Northern America before the White man came. They were fighting each other for territory, and showed no mercy to those they conquered. The conquered men were tortured to death horrible ways, their women taken as sex slaves, some young children absorbed into the tribe.

    Whites are unique as the only racial group in history, that set aside Reservations for the peoples we conquered. Non-Whites have never shown an ounce of mercy to those they conquered. They have all without exception practiced total genocide.

    It is not credible that the little US Army was able to conquer all these Indian peoples on the North American continent. The Indian territories were taken one by one, by buying the Indian chiefs with beads and trinkets. White countries are being conquered in the same way, except our Indian Chiefs are the corrupt politicians and businessmen of the establishment.

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    • Sam J.
      January 13, 2018

      Indian territories! I think not. The first Americans were Whites. The oldest ever found tool in the US was found off the coast, I think 200 miles, where there was land during the ice age. It was a Solutrean point found in a Mastodon. The ONLY other place Solutrean points are found in Europe mostly in France, Spain and Portugal, from roughly 21,000 to 17,000 years ago. None have EVER been found in the East where the Indians came from.

      Wikipedia says different but their arguments are weak.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solutrean_hypothesis

      They say there were no boats but skin frame boats have sailed across the Atlantic. They do extremely well in rough weather and are used even today in the Northern seas where the weather is extreme. They also don’t mention the probable comet strike in North America that would have wiped out most of the Solutreans. Even so some existed because there are genetic traces of them that somehow scientist say aren’t them even if they are????

      Basically the Indians took over our land once and now, “Mexicans”, are taking the damn thing over again. They must go back.

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      • Gumbo
        January 17, 2018

        Yes, I have heard of Solutreans. When talking to irrational anti-White Indians who demand Whites must go back to Europe (so they can flood America with the third world), I call them Siberian “Natives” and ask, Since Whites were in America first, when are YOU going back to Siberia?

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  10. james
    January 11, 2018

    Great review.

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  11. NoddingHead
    January 15, 2018

    We whites are really the only altruistic race. Moght be the death of us.

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  12. NoddingHead
    January 15, 2018

    *might

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