November 10, 2006

The film that dare not speak its name

I went this evening to a Berkeley screening of a new documentary called Fuck. Or make that F*ck, or F**k, or ****, depending on which newspaper the film is being advertised in (when it opens at the Nuart in LA tomorrow, the marquee will read simply "FOUR-LETTER MOVIE"). It's a funny and fascinating farrago of four-letter fact and fable -- and you can quote me on that. Though in the interest of full disclosure I should add that I appear in the movie, along with Jesse Sheidlower of the OED and a supporting cast of talking heads that includes Bill Maher, Drew Carey, Sam Donaldson, Billy Connolly, Ice T, Alan Keyes, Alanis Morissette, Chuck D, Hunter S. Thompson, and Pat Boone (whose presence entitles me to claim a Kevin Bacon number of 3). The film will open in LA and New York tomorrow, and over the following weeks in selected cities, including San Francisco, Berkeley, Minneapolis, Chicago, Boston, San Diego, Portland, Seattle, Atlanta, Santa Cruz, Washington DC, and St Louis. See you at the movies!

Posted by Geoff Nunberg at November 10, 2006 02:32 AM