As part of my continuing activies as a low-brow, wrong-thinking cinĂ©aste I’ve recently been re-watching Creature from the Black Lagoon. Much of great quality has already been written on this movie, so I’ll leave off with just one picture and two comments.

lustful creature from the black lagoon

The creature, paralleling and getting an eyeful of Kay, who was played by Julie Adams.

(1) Creature from the Black Lagoon was released in 1954. Are there now, around America and perhaps around the world, unusual numbers of sixty-ish men with a fetish for white, one-piece bathing suits? I would not be surprised if there are.

(2) If you’re an adult with any sort of better nature, you certainly can’t approve for what the Creature has in mind for Kay. (And if you don’t know what the creature has in mind for Kay, there’s always Humanoids from the Deep (1980) to spell out what couldn’t be made explicit in 1954.) But if you have ever been an adolescent boy, you’ll at least always be able to understand the Creature’s point of view.