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OK, So We Can All Agree The Movie Sucks, But is it a Fireable Offense?

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That's the trailer for a new, super-low-budget flick called O.B.A.M. Nude or, "Occidental Births a Monster." (Btw, the flick doesn't seem to have any nudity and, judging from the cast, thank god for small favors.) At the same time that the project clearly is awful, it seems pretty funny too.

Here's the synopsis of the plot (or lack thereof):

At Occidental College in 1981, a loner snorts cocaine and smokes marijuana, secretly hoping to one day become someone important. His dream—and much more—comes true when Satan appears, promising the world. There is one caveat, though, as a deal with the Devil requires consideration. In this case, not just the delivery of the young man's soul, but millions more… With an agreement procured, Satan and his new protégé plot, plan and scheme a long term agenda that ultimately ends with the United States presidency, transforming the Earth's greatest democracy into a communist fiefdom, ruled by a ruthless dictator.

What's makes this interesting is not the film was a headliner at the Hoboken (I'm dyinnng!) Film Festival, but that its auteur is a New Jersey municipal judge named Kenneth Del Vecchio who was forced from the bench for creating such cinematic triumphs.

A state judicial panel declared that his two jobs created an ethical conflict. Mr. Del Vecchio calls the decision dead wrong, and legal experts say he may have a point. But rather than fight, he gave up his part-time job as the municipal judge of this small suburban town. What gives this case an added twist is that Mr. Del Vecchio, a hard-to-pigeonhole libertarian, makes highly political films that are liable to infuriate a lot of people. His last release, an anti-Obama satire, depicts a man reaching the presidency with the help of Satan, and his next picture is a defense of gay marriage.

He asks whether a maker of less controversial fare would have run into the same trouble.

More here.

Del Vecchio's next production reportedly is a defense of gay marriage.

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  1. His last release, an anti-Obama satire, depicts a man reaching the presidency with the help of Satan, and his next picture is a defense of gay marriage.

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    Del Vecchio’s next production reportedly is a defense of gay marriage.

    Evidently

    1. Nothing about gay marriage though? wtf?

  2. If Obama were a ruthless communist dictator, wouldn’t Mr. Del Vecchio be, you know, dead? Or did he bravely make this film knowing that he was signing his own death warrant?

    1. Shouldn’t you be working on your next Bernard Malamud novel?

    2. Maybe he’s saying this will happen later in the Obama administration.

      Not that I think Obama is or ever will be a ruthless communist dictator, but I don’t think this guy’s opinions are self-contradictory.

  3. What gives this case an added twist is that Mr. Del Vecchio, a hard-to-pigeonhole libertarian, makes highly political films that are liable to infuriate a lot of people. His last release, an anti-Obama satire, depicts a man reaching the presidency with the help of Satan, and his next picture is a defense of gay marriage.

    I like this guy. And “hard to pigeonhole” is so unsurprising coming from a NY Times nitwit. He holds positions that go across TEAM RED and TEAM BLUE? Oh noes, this is so confusing! What team does this put him on?!?

    1. What team does this put him on?!?

      One the NY Times avoids playing against at all costs?

      1. Team Rocket?

        1. Nice. They were the only good thing about Pokemon.

      2. Team America!!

        1. Fuck Yeah!!

    2. well, as long as the pigeon consents…

  4. Del Vecchio’s next production reportedly is a defense of gay marriage

    #1 “libertarian” issue

    1. “I” “agree”, “dipshit”.

    2. Number one?

      1. ’round these parts anyways
        ever since Obama resumed government funding of fetal stem-cell research

        1. Go back to your Mom’s nipples, SIV, and leave the grown-ups alone.

  5. I could handle the blonde being naked, not sure about the rest of the cast though.

  6. I dunno, I’d say that kicks the crap out of 99% of those dopey Reason.TV vids.

  7. Del Vecchio

    Didn’t Judd Hirsch play the title character in a 70’s cop show of the same name? I seem to remember both the plots and endings were as believable as this little piece of cinema featured in the FA.

  8. That trailer made the movie look like perhaps the most ham-fisted piece of art I’ve ever seen. Picture a hand where each phalange is made of an individual ham. Anyway, I suppose that could be intentional due to heavy satire. But the fact that I can’t tell exactly what the tone of the movie’s supposed to be makes me giddy at the prospect of it being suffused with the same vibe as Wiseau’s “The Room”.

    1. Oh, and I have no idea why making political films means Del Vecchio can’t be a judge, although I do wonder where he gets the time.

      1. I will defer to your expertise in art and culture, Art.

        1. Thanks. I will always defer to your expertise in medicine. I really do encourage cinephiles to watch “The Room”.

            1. What’s wrong with 4 Rooms (Madonna doesn’t count)?

              1. She counts. Oh, she counts indeed.

  9. Obama has done more damage to this country than Osama could ever hope to do.

    Which one is the bigger Devil’s pawn?

  10. Obama has done more damage to this country than Osama could ever hope to do.

    To what specifically do you refer? As much as I disagree with Obama, I realize that most of what he has done or will do is possible due to what presidents before him have done.

    1. The 2nd amendment makes it possible for me to have and use guns, so I suppose if I shoot and kill an innocent person, you’ll realize that what I have done or will possibly do is due to what the Founding Fathers have done?

  11. well, as long as the pigeon consents…

    Nicely done!

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