Saturday, December 17, 2016

Stereotypes Don't Just Disappear Into Thin Air

Director - Bill Zebub (Zombiechrist, Rap Sucks)
Starring - Bill Zebub, Craig Pillard (Dirtbags: Armpits of Metal, Dolla Morte), and Rocco Martone (Jesus, The Total Douchebag)
Release Date - 2005
Genre - Comedy
Tagline - "Comedy is a social mirror.  This is a circus mirror"
Format - DVD (Personal Collection) (Screener)

Rating (out of 5):

     My Bill Zebub triple feature continues as I check out the set The Lost Films of Bill Zebub which was sent my way from my friends over at MVD.  As I stated previously, I had seen a few films from Zebub and most of them were fun in their own way.  However, when I started the set I was greeted with Bad Acid which was far from the best.  In fact, it was almost unwatchable.  The next film in the set, Stereotypes Don't Just Disappear Into Thin Air, was one I had heard a lot about.  Most of which was not good.  Most people accuse Zebub of being racist, homophobic, and the like due to this film.  Those that skip the warning at the beginning and jump straight into the movie may miss the point of it.  Sure, it is still offensive and racist to a degree but it was made that way.  Zebub wanted to make the most offensive, vulgar, and degrading film he could just to see how people react.  He succeeded.
     The film follows white supremacist Freddie Dingo (Zebub) who celebrates his birthday with some friends who have hired a stripper.  He falls in love with the stripper and discovers that she also highlights as an escort or prostitute when the money is right.  His adventures with her and his Jewish friend takes him through several encounters with the local authorities (Nazis) and the discovery that his girlfriend, now his ex, is also trans-gendered.

     I had always heard that this film was a rough watch and even harder to follow but I can see what Zebub was doing.  I can't stress enough that I do no agree with it but I can see what he was going for.  PC culture is ruining social media and the younger generations.  Sure, we do need to be tolerant of others but we don't have to be so damn soft skinned.  Toughen up and learn that words are just words.  If you say something racist then you are being an asshole but if someone says they are republican or democrat then shut up and don't whine because they disagree with you.  We are all different and see the world in different ways.  Some people like the color pink and others like green.  That does not give these people the right to fight with one another because they have different views.  Shut the fuck up and grow up.  The acting in this one is horrible which is something I have started to expect from Zebub and company.  The dialogue, some of the time, is pretty funny and entertaining.  It pokes fun at racism and stereotypes.  At these times it is very well written and sharp.  Sadly, the delivery of the lines and the acting comes off as forced and very inexperienced.  With Zebub as the exception, none of the cast tries to create a character.  The story for this one is lacking a coherent story line.  Instead, we get scenes pieced together to offend.  We get the degradation of trans-gendered people, the police force compared to Nazi soldiers, and the "n-word" more times than a Tarantino film.  The film, as you have probably gathered, is not to tell a story but to quickly offend the viewer and never give up.  Finally, those of you looking for blood and gore will not find it here.  Instead, you will find some of the most raunchiest jokes to ever grace indie cinema.  Some of them find their marks and others are just so shocking you can't help but laugh.  Sadly, a majority are not that funny.  Overall, Stereotypes Don't Just Disappear Into Thin Air is a step up from Bad Acid in terms of being watchable but it is still far from perfect and has no re-watch value.  In fact, once the shock wears off the film is pretty much worthless.  

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