I know I don’t usually do movie reviews here, but I decided to place this here because it centers around WWE – which most people understand is fake, but is portrayed as real. As fake and contrived as it is, however, real people do get hurt, often from the drug use used to curb real pain from injury playing a role.
This movie is great on so many levels. It is shot in the Michael Moore documentary style that I like so much, and has a genuine feel to it. The filmmaker Chris Bell’s agenda starts out portraying anabolic steroids as dangerous at worst and immoral at best, but he finishes questioning who decides what drugs are legal and which are not and why, and whether any of this information is based on the scientific method. Of course, most laws are based on a well agreed upon lie, that’s spread by all the laws of propaganda that we study here.
The film also questions the whole America is #1 psyop as well. It’s an honest look at how his family (all of them) were sold a bill of goods and left hanging at the end (literally). His family seems loving and supportive, yet despite their best efforts their children are left devastated by the great American myth.
If you like this movie, you’ll enjoy this one as well – a scathing look at the legal drug industry.
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