Larry Clark is at it again...

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  1. Dean Kousoulas

    Dean Kousoulas Second Unit

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    (As reported in the New York Post)

    As if "Kids" and "Bully" weren't bad enough, his next film, "Ken Park" shows underaged kids having sex with each other and with adults.

    After seeing the movie at the Venice International Film Destival, critic Lee Marshall of Screen Daily wrote:
    "The male organ...is persuaded to jump up and down and get excited, and over-excited, all in graphic detail"

    I know "Kids" and "Bully" were meant to show how badly today's kids are doomed, what is he trying to say now? I think I get the point already.

    Dean
     
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    You should see his photography![​IMG]
     
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    ...fyi: an Italian review of the movie...
    ...ahh... the hairless chests of teenage boys...
    (signed) Passing Pornographer
    . . . [​IMG] . . .
     
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    I haven't seen Bully but I thought KIDS was brilliant, if not a bit disturbing.
     
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    Larry Clark continues to push the envelope on exploitation and controversial scenes. This time he profiles a handful of dysfunctional families in Visalia, CA.

    From Todd McCarthy of Variety (potential spoilers):

     
  6. Edwin Pereyra

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    And in true Larry Clark form, Todd McCarthy notes:

     
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    I heard this movie is already bought up by Disney, and they'll show it uncensored and uncut on ABC this Christmas Eve. I'll wait until then.
     
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    I didnt care for Kids at all but I thought Bully was very good.
     
  11. Tom Rhea

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    If it's as good as Bully, I'll be seeing it.

    As far as being a demented sicko goes, well, that's just high praise in my house. I do, after all, often drift off to sleep with Pink Flamingos or Female Trouble or Desperate Living playing, to make sure I have fun dreams.
     
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    I will always watch a Larry Clark film. He is out there, on the edge but he does make powerful, telling films.

    Bruce
     
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    Ken Park has finally reached our shores and to my suprise the film has been officially banned from Australian cinemas. An underground screening of the film took place during the week in Sydney with the local police placing a stop to the proceedings.
    This kind of censorship will only promotes more interest for the film. This happened last year with the French movie Baise-Moi.
     
  14. Chad Ferguson

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    I personally am a big fan of Larry Clark. His movies aren't shock value, they have substance too them. I saw Ken Park when it came to Vancouver Film festival and all I can say is trash. I found the film to have no point except shock value. Also, I can not pin all of this on Clark, he co-directed it with Edward Lachman. All I can say is that this whole controversy is a lot better than the actual movie. I would not be surprised if they wanted this just so the name would get around a little more. definitely worst film I have seen since Sipderman!
    Thank you
     

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