Love him or hate him, you have to at least credit Slovenian philosopher and critical theorist Slavoj Zizek for trying.

In an age where philosophy, like poetry, has largely retreated to the ivory tower, Zizek insists on inserting it into the cultural conversation, seeking to engage and provoke the widest audience possible. He takes dense, complex concepts from Lacan, Engels, Freud and Marx, and applies them to pop cultural examples, a process that can be alternately illuminating and frivolous.

"The Pervert's Guide To Ideology," directed by Sophie Fiennes (sister of Ralph), is Zizek's fourth film, a remarkable goal for any university professor, let alone a scold who insists — as Zizek once told The Telegraph — that "the first duty of philosophy is making you understand what deep s—- you are in!"