Sean Connery Rocked a Red Mankini In 1974 Sci-Fi Movie “Zardoz”

Zardoz (1974) is one of the weirdest movies ever made. Set in the year 2293 on a post-apocalyptic Earth, Zardoz is a sci-fi movie written, produced and directed by John Boorman and stars Sean Connery in the main role as Zed, who dressed in a red mankini, his plaited ponytail flowing in the breeze, escapes the thrall of the Eternals and smashes their regime.

Screenshot from a Zardoz movie.

Sean Connery wasn’t much in demand at the time so he decided to get some quick cash and recognition by doing this film. Little did he know that the photo of him posing in this ridiculous embarrassing outfit will become iconic…

Screenshot from a Zardoz movie.

Screenshot from a Zardoz movie.

Screenshot from a Zardoz movie.

Screenshot from a Zardoz movie.

Screenshot from a Zardoz movie.

Screenshot from a Zardoz movie.

As a matter of fact this ridiculous movie has gathered a cult following over the years thanks to Sean Connery’s awkward outfit and “it’s so bad that it’s good” rating of the movie itself. Every year hundreds of people cosplay as Zed and keep the memory of Zardoz alive.

Zardoz cosplay.

Zardoz cosplay.

Zardoz cosplay.

Zardoz cosplay.

Zardoz cosplay.

Zardoz cosplay.

Zardoz cosplay.

Zardoz cosplay.

Zardoz cosplay.

Zardoz cosplay.

Zardoz cosplay.

Zardoz cosplay.

Zardoz cosplay.

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