Openly gay Monty Python member Graham Chapman passed away in 1989, but he’s back (sort of) to star in A Liar’s Autobiography, the animated version of his life story debuting November 2 on the HD network EPIX.
The film blends archival footage with Pythonesque animation, so if you’re expecting something like Lincoln, think again. In the exclusive clip above, we see Chapman’s mum discovering her son is gay (well, mostly) by watching him discuss his sexuality on a TV chat show. (Her reaction is priceless)
Autobiography is as surreal and irreverent as Monty Python gets: The voice of a very-much-alive Chapman, who recorded the audio-book for his memoir, appears in the film—as do those of fellow Pythons John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam and surprise guests like Cameron Diaz.
ALiar’s Autobiography premieres tonight at 10pm on EPIX.