Funker Vogt and the Holy Grail
For seldom has a video clip by an industrial band contained a layer of humor so exquisite. Funker Vogt’s video, “The Firm”, is a brilliant homage to the ingenious British movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”. And even more so, it is a brave statement against gender stereotypes and homophobia. Men walk towards each other, taking longer even than Lancelot does running towards the castle. These grown men experience a community that allows them to be themselves, even to touch each other. And ultimately, they set the record straight where Monty Python failed: While the queer prince is brought to his unfortunate end by cutting his rope, Funker Vogt’s video lets two friends emerge strong from whatever happened in that alley. I fucking love this. So should you.