Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say about something. This is not the case here. No, the problem here is that I can’t say the name of what I am talking about without risking the wrath of the F.C.C.
What am I dancing around here?
A new film has opened, at least it has in New York and its title is the word that rhymes with truck that you can’t say on the TV or the radio.
It’s a documentary that examines the origins of the word that has so many different uses and puts on the screen both advocates for free speech and those who think the word should never be uttered in public.
If you have an email account you no doubt have at one time or another been forwarded the rather long and pretty funny list of different usages of the word. It can be a noun, an adverb, an adjective and even used as part of a word.
Monty Python once did an entire bit based on the different ways you can use the F word. The movie uses the word over 800 times which would have to be a record of some sort.
The recent HBO series Deadwood did manage to get in 861 f-bombs in its first season but that was an entire season and not just a 93 minute movie. You should not be surprised to know that a showing of the film whose name I dare not say was a sellout at the Philadelphia Film Festival.
I am just wondering here how you advertise a film with a title you can’t mention? Do you use the cartoon symbols for swearing, you know the asterisks and exclamation points and all that?
Oh and here’s another fact about f the movie. It’s not rated. Go figure. Just another signpost on that very slippery and increasingly steep road to the warm place.
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