February 03, 2008 BY CAPSULESNEWS

Withnail2009_468x320.jpgThe British film Withnail & I served as one of the inspirations for Obedient Sons and Daughters latest collection. According to Wikipedia the film depicts the lives and misadventures of two "resting" (struggling and unemployed) actors in 1969 London. They are the flamboyant, hedonistic and alcoholic Withnail (Grant); and "I" (named "Marwood" in the published screenplay but never named in the film or its credits, played by McGann), his more level-headed, responsible and worrisome friend and the movie's narrator. Withnail sets the tone for the friendship with his cynicism, self-pity and constant drinking.