On this episode, Micheal Cinneli joins me to discuss 1987's Project X. Matthew Broderick follows up his success of Ferris Beuller's Day Off with this tale of chimpanzees and secret government testing. We decided to pair this film with 2011's Project Nim, a documentary about the life of Nim, a chimp that was taught sign language.
It's an extra long episode, and we both almost start to cry at points, but this may be the most eye opening episode on how animals are treated in Hollywood.
This episode's shelter shout-out goes to Project Chimps! Go show them some love.
Other links discussed in this episode:
- Primarily Primates (where the chimp who played Virgil went to live)
- Animals Harmed in Movies? (article discussing the American Humane Association)
- Blog post about the history of the chimps from Project X