Originally posted by Flamegrape: I’ve gotta see this movie.
(I’m pretty certain that was King Coffey, the drummer for the Butthole Surfers.
Man, never pass up a recommendation from the King of Coffey. [i]Gummo[/i] is one of those movies that I cannot tell you if I liked or not. I certainly didn’t *enjoy* it, but I don’t think that enjoyment is something that Harmony Korine (the writer/director) is going for. It’s ugly, it’s repellent, it’s depressing, yet you want to laugh, and still, you feel horrible for wanting to laugh. It’s bumfuzzling.
I’m still bumfuzzled.
For a *real* treat, try and track down a bootleg copy of Crispin Hellion Glover’s film [i]What Is It?[/i] and watch it as part of a double feature with [i]Gummo[/i], and then experience the *ultimate* in discombobulation.
(And if you can track down [i]What Is It?[/i], gimme a call.)