Friday, February 18, 2011
I was very pleased to find out my documentary was being reviewed by The Video Librarian. I'm still quite pleased at the mostly positive review. But I'm surprised, amused and a little disappointed at the reviewer's decision to describe me as "generically hipsterish". It seems journalistically lazy and as I think I illustrated above, inaccurate as well.
The reason I try to find humor while examining a serious subject probably has more to do with me being a comedian then being someone's idea of a hipster. My thinking was that a spoon full of sugar was needed to make the medicine go down. I highly doubt this film would be getting the notice it's getting if it featured a mostly unknown comedian with no budget taking a hard, serious look at panhandlers and the myths that surround them.
Buy my hipsterish DVD here: http://www.amazon.com/Why-Lie-I-Need-Drink/dp/B0040GMPJE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1282836408&sr=8-1
You can read the review here: http://www.videolibrarian.com/othervideo.html#Anchor-30228