There’s no debate that JAWS is the most successful shark movie of all time, with countless rip-offs, parodies and punchlines. But one under-recognized aspect of Spielberg’s blockbuster is the political subtext and the true villain of the film: the sleazy politician. The corrupt political figure is just as relevant today as it was in 1975. Daily Grindhouse’s Kevin Maher put together a fantastic and funny video compilation that considers the influence of Mayor Larry Vaughn outside of Amity and on American popular culture.
Kevin’s video essay on THE MONSTER GAZE.
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