His silver mesh tank top, worn with a belt over, black leather pants, bike chain necklace and pornstar mustache give him more of the appearance of a Tom of Finland character than your typical action antagonist. McDermott goes on to argue that whilst Bennett always calls Matrix by his first name, suggesting affection and familiarity, Matrix always calls Bennett by his surname, suggesting distance. McDermott also comments on the irony inherent in the fact that although Bennett seemed to be in love with Matrix and presumably wanted to have sex with him , it is Matrix who penetrates Bennett at the end of the film, albeit with a steel pole in the chest. He seems to me like the most macho soldier or person you could think of.
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Pictured: Obvious symbolism. The best way to describe the movie Commando for the uninitiated would be to paraphrase Lucy VanPelt of Peanuts in saying "of all the Arnold Schwarzenegger movies in the world, it's the Arnold Schwarzeneggerist. I lied" , amateur henchmen, guns that apparently never run out of bullets and a gay single father trying to protect his daughter from the prejudices of the world and come to terms with his own sexuality. It does.
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More than you could possibly imagine. The Republican Party had to make Schwarzenegger look like the worst heterosexual predator since Marv Albert just so that their own people would vote for him. For reals. The first time we see Arnold in Commando , Mr. Olympia is carrying a big chainsaw with a four-foot blade and an even larger log on one shoulder. Bear City, USA, man. It would cut down on the confusion. Or lack thereof. Arnold also of course picks up another man by his balls. And, for God knows what reason, Arnold is in a pair of skimpy speedos for at least four minutes.
Arnold's last competition was Mr. Olympia in Sydney, Australia which he also won before retiring. Conan the Barbarian and The Terminator were big hits, and Arnold was the title character in both films.