THE Carry On series of films has been exposed as sexist, homophobic, racially insensitive and frankly outdated in every way.
Insightful critics have called out the series, which ran from 1958-78, for lazy comedy based on sexual stereotypes, lavatorial references and offensive innuendo.
Stephen Malley, social commentator and administrator of Facebook group ‘Cancel Carry On’, said: “The films explore female entrepreneurship, the British Empire, the NHS and trade unionism. But don’t be fooled. They’re nothing like Ken Loach.
“Instead we’re faced with sex-starved men and women barely engaging with the social issues of the period, preferring to crash out of windows with their bottoms exposed to a nun.
“So much of the so-called humour comes from Barbara Windsor getting, or almost getting, her bosoms out. Was Britain really so desperate?
“The series should be revived as 30 black-and-white gritty dramas portraying the grim hell of life in Britain today, largely without dialogue. That’s what the people want.”
Retired steelworker Norman Steele said: “No it bloody isn’t. And in answer to your question about if we were really that desperate? Yes.”