America's video rental service of choice, Netflix, has all the previous Korine films - Mister Lonely, Julien Donkey-Boy and Gummo. They offer the film he wrote the script for, Kids. They're also making available the following films: Antichrist, Irreversible, Emmanuel in America, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer and all the Jackass films. What do all these films have in common? They all feature more full-frontal nudity, on-screen sex, violence, rape and/or murder than is featured in Trash Humpers. Some of them are in as "poor taste" as Trash Humpers. Or at least they wish they were!
Yet Netflix has deemed the content of Trash Humpers to be too inappropriate for their subscribers to make it available to them. From their perspective, they may be right: they certainly know their subscribers and their tastes, and might have a better awareness of their breaking point (we thought that might have been fuckin' Avatar). So it's hard to fault them. But we do love a challenge! We don't expect Netflix to carry anything they don't want to, for whatever reason, but it reminds us that this is the price paid when we allow one entity to control the lion's-share of content distribution. For a list of actual-factual mom-and-pop DVD sales-and/or-rental stores still fighting the good fight and carrying Trash Humpers for sale and/or rent, click here.
Or get a group of 5 "buddies" to each kick in $4 (still leaves you plenty of cash for meth and Sparks) and OWN the motherfucker for repeated beatings.
And if you are a DVD store that prides itself on carrying that which Netflix will not, contact us and we will find a way to get the DVD to you. If not inside you!
So why not pause for a minute, reflect a bit, accept that on many levels this matter is of consequence and then join the cause right here!
"Boo Fucking Hoo" -- Ian MacKaye