Whether because it’s moving, personally meaningful, or absolutely hilarious.
I’ll tell you mine, and it’s such a camp I advise you not to have any liquids in your mouth as you face the screen:
It’s Zsa Zsa Gabor‘s immortal utterance in 1958’s Queen of Outer Space:
“I hate that kveen.”
Something about the overly rouged nonchalance with which Zsa Zsa tosses off that acid-laced bonbon makes it utterly irresistible.
The movie — about hijinks on an all-female planet Venus — aims for that inspired level the whole time, but it only achieves it with that one quick bit of Hungarian bitchery.
Plus, the last time that movie was on TV, I happened to turn it on just as she was saying that!
This kveen loved it!
Come on! Kvick!
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 6, 2011