Larry Flynt – Die nackte Wahrheit (1996)

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Larry Flynt – Die nackte Wahrheit: Directed by Milos Forman. With Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, Edward Norton, Brett Harrelson. The story of controversial pornography publisher Larry Flynt, and how he became a defender of free speech.

“I went into this one fully expecting to like the heck out of it, and I wasnu0026#39;t disappointed. No one had to convince me the message was a valid one, but I still thought Iu0026#39;d drop a line to say that I thought it was a very well done movie. It shows how a right that is supposedly near and dear to us all is often skewed in favor of mollycoddling lots of hypocrites who has the ridiculous audacity to think they have the right and the obligation to tell the rest of the world what to think of as moral or immoral. I loved the scene where Woody Harrelson, who does an absolutely bang-up job, gives a speech about how explicit depictions of death, murder, and war are considered appropriate while sex is considered filthy. u0026quot;Sex or waru0026quot; indeed. The more of Harrelson I see, the more my respect for his work grows. I must also mention Courtney Love, who is terrific as Althea. Great movie, I thought. Most of the people who donu0026#39;t like it are probably also the very ones it portrays as being the u0026quot;bad guysu0026quot;-the religious right, of course. Larry Flynt may not be admirable in the type of lifestyle he and Althea lived, and his magazine is, to my mind, entirely repugnant. But if Larry and Althea truly had the sort of relationship portrayed they loved each other beyond all reason, and what he did makes him a great patriot. How many people would do what he did in defense of such an idealistic belief? Not all people who do great things for great reasons are great people.”


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