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Inverted gender roles in video surveillance

by Critical Commons Manager

The video surveillance system in Spaceballs allows for a reversal of the usual gender roles, when Mel Brooks is caught with his pants down. While Star Wars provided the vast majority of references, the video system seen here most closely resembles that of the factory in Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times.

A videophone-enabled urinal in Spaceballs

Spaceballs pays homage to Chaplin's Modern Times with this restroom-based video surveillance system

from Spaceballs (1987)
Creator: Mel Brooks
Posted by Critical Commons Manager