FUCK: Enough already, Hunter S. Thompson seems to say.
Steve Anderson’s freewheeling but pointed investigation of the perennially popular deleted expletive boasts a convincing cast of experts, among them Hunter S. Thomson, Pat Boone, Sam Donaldson, and Alan Keyes. It makes the expected points about freedom of speech, the FCC, and the fallacy of trying to protect kids from bad language. (As George Carlin puts it, “Fuck the children.”) But after 90 minutes and more than 600 repetitions of the f-word (which, the film points out, would result in more than $300 million in FCC fines if it were ever broadcast uncensored on network TV), I have to agree with Janeane Garofalo and her weariness with HBO’s fuck fetishization: enough already, we get it.
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