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  • adj. In a style reminiscent of John Kingsley "Joe" Orton (1933-1967), English playwright who wrote scandalous black comedies.


Orton +‎ -esque (Wiktionary)


  • The non-PC Ortonesque farce is now transplanted from pastoral England to a prosperous African-American household in Pasadena, California.

    Death at a Funeral

  • You don't say "oh well, he wasn't getting it done so I'm gonna go out and get me an Ortonesque QB".

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • With a script literally oozing with Ortonesque black humour and an all-pervading air of camp which perfectly captures its era?


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