Bully

Toby and I finally sat down and watched our rented dvd of Bully last night. I was worried as I do not like to watch violent shit, I tend to hide behind someone or cover my face with my hands. In more recent times, l just stopped watching it period. But last night, even though I hated the film Kids, (for reasons outside of holy cow look what that 15 year old, zitty kid just did with his dick shock-value tactic) I watched Bully. It was (at best) an x-rated After School Special, heavy on the pedophilia. I was not shocked or put off by the violence. It wasn’t horrible. It wasn’t amazing. It didn’t make me angry or upset or mad or sad. I watched and sipped water. I waited until the end. It could have been done in about 1 hour on 20/20 or A Dateline Exclusive (45 minutes if you count the commercial breaks). Only then we wouldn’t have been able to watch a young girl poor red wax all over her bare-chested, man-lover who may have (I’m not sure) had bigger breasts than she. I did wonder, however, why was the Marty’s sentence was death and the other active stabbers and beaters were just given life?

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  1. Marty was the one who killed him, no? He actually slit his throat. And it was his knife.

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  2. OH! Right. That would make sense.

    Have they killed him yet?

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  3. hmmmm. This I don’t know. It took place in Florida, right? Jeb Bush isn’t as good as his old Texas brother in getting dem prisoners good and dead.

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  4. good point. dead is good. good is dead. j

    Yes Florida. Ahhhhhhh Florida.

    I think I read about Bully on your site, dear. I was worried it might make me hide. But alas, it did not. You seemed to like it, right?

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  5. I did like it. The fact that it was a true story sort of freaked me out. I thought it vividly captured the utter stupidity of some people. It feels like almost every person in that movie got what they deserved.

    I just thought all the sex scenes were a bit unnecessary. God, I’m an old lady.

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  6. Freakgirl, I absolutely agree about the sex scenes. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but I have nothing against renting oneself a porn from time to time if horny oneself need fix might as well go for the gold. Why clutter a movie with sex when it’s not necessary to the plot? Who knows. I rent foreign films for that… the ones with the words at the bottom of the screen? Those.

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  7. It wasn’t just the sex, it was the fact that those kids were (or looked) SO YOUNG. I felt dirty, like I was watching someone’s secret fetish or something. Seems like Larry Clark likes him the little kids.

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  8. Oh but he does. I hear. So Toby says.

    I agree.

    Freakish, freakgirl. It is. That one girl gets around. I have seen her before, do you know where? The leader girl.

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  9. I GOT IT!

    She played a virgin on Sex and the city.

    Ok then. I need something else to annoy me now.

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  10. Is that who she was? She looked familiar to me too, but when I looked her up I didn’t really recognize anything.

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