Sunday, June 8, 2014
There's a really amazing story that could be told about the life of porn-icon Al Goldstein. Unfortunately this movie only sorta gleans the surface when it comes to telling that sordid tale. Rather than taking an in-depth look at the man and his insane adventures it feels more like a collection of random footage shot in 1996 that plays with no narration which mighta helped out a lot to convey some sort of sense of historical relevance to the events taking place onscreen. Having been produced by Todd Philips, the guy who made the epically awesome GG Allin documentary HATED, you would think this had a good chance to be much better. That being said though this is still an interesting assembly of footage. I think it would be hard to make anything about Goldstein and for it to be too boring. You go behind-the-scenes with Mr. Screw and encounter the expected filth and debauchery.
We're one sick nation: