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  • A meta-example. The fact that ex-Beatle George Harrison came forth after the studio canned the film, set up an entire production company, paid the Pythons a few million pounds, and let them do whatever they wanted. Why? Because he was a huge Python fan and wanted to see their next movie. Going even further, Harrison would often state that the formation of the Pythons greatly helped him overcome the shock of the dissolution of The Beatles.
  • Given the time Life of Brian was filmed in, the film's treatment of Stan/Loretta is surprisingly sympathetic. While taken to a hilarious extreme in the typical Monty Python fashion, Stan/Loretta's peers are generally willing to roll with it when she says she wants to be a woman. Even when she exasperates Reg by stating her desire to have babies, they acknowledge that while she can't, they'll still fight for her symbolic right in an attempt to get Loretta's desires and the reality of her situation at least somewhat on the same page.
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    • It's a blink-and-you-miss-it thing, but despite all of his initial resistance to and inability to understand why "Stan" wants to be a woman, Reg the resistance leader later on does call the trans woman "Loretta" like she wanted. And he refers to his compatriots around the table as "siblings" instead of "brothers", despite the fact that Judith is not present. And even apologises to Loretta when he makes a sexist remark about Judith in the latter's absence.
  • He might be evil, but it's still nice to see Pontius Pilate stand up for his friend Biggus Dickus.
  • As morbidly funny as it is, the guys singing "Always Look On the Bright Side of Life" is strangely comforting. Toward the end, Brian joins in. He'll die among friends, and at least he can Go Out with a Smile.
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