THE ADVENTURES OF FORD FAIRLANE is a star vehicle for controversial stand-up comedian Andrew Dice Clay, who has risen to fame by adopting a vulgar, homophobic, misogynistic persona--a parody of a Brooklyn Italian ladies' man--and by employing shockingly crude stage methods that appeal to
his mostly teenage audience. His humor may not be everyone's cup of tea (indeed, Clay has been banned from MTV, and his appearance as the guest host of "Saturday Night Live" prompted cast member Nora Dunn and musical guest Sinead O'Connor to boycott the show), but it is effective in a base way. In
responding negatively to Clay's brand of humor, however, most observers have failed t...