Rik Mayall in "Drop Dead Fred." RIP, snotface. Film still courtesy of PolyGram Filmed Entertainment and Working Title Films.
There’s something about someone using anarchy as a rule for their art form that should inform us all. Art is expression, regardless of the medium, and to see someone present it with such an unfiltered, unabashed crudeness is truly remarkable. From the punk rock of the 70’s and 80’s to the modern street art of artists like Banksy to the cutting rants of late comedian Bill Hicks, art in any form is supposed to have the freedom and fire to point the finger at society’s wrongs. Rik Mayall succeeded in doing so, armed with talent, arrogance and toilet humor.