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Documentary about the life and death of the notorious underground punk icon GG Allin, the foul mouthed, heroin shooting lead singer of the Murder Junkies, who would throw excrement at the crowd, start fights with the biggest guys in the audience, and threatened to kill himself onstage. He was considered the lowest common denominator of our society by some, an avant-garde artist by others. He died of an overdose in the early 90's. Written by
GG Allin died of a heroin overdose during post-production. The filmmakers shot additional material on his death for inclusion in the film. A bonus feature on the region 1 DVD shows a still of Allin lying in his coffin. He is dressed in a jacket and jock strap. See more »
Any of you that know anything at all about G.G. Allin should know what to expect from this one. If not - ya may as well leave this one alone. G.G. was a "true" punk who really just didn't give a f!ck about anything. Often performing nude, defecating on stage and rubbing it all over himself and sometimes eating it, assaulting the crowds, inciting riots - Allin was the REAL definition of the anti-social, drug-and-alcohol abusing, outlaw/anarchist punk.
HATED tells a bit about Allin's upbringing in a small town in Vermont, and follows right up until his heroin-induced death. There are interviews with previous friends and classmates, teachers, former and present band-mates, a rabid fan named "Unk", as well as G.G. himself. Of course, G.G.'s insane live performances including several shows with him and his band, The Murder Junkies, are shown, along with a few spoken-word performances. One truly notable scene is from a party at Unk's house, where a girl agrees to p!ss in G.G.'s mouth as he drinks it and then pukes all over himself. The only gripe I had with the film as a whole, is that at only around 50 minutes, it was too damn short as Allin is such a "character", that I could watch his antics for hours...
I have to say that HATED is definitely one of the most entertaining docu's I've ever seen. It could have been a little more in-depth - but it covered most of the topics and origins of Allin and his band in an acceptable manner. Definitely essential viewing for any G.G. fans, or fans of subversive punk-rock, or docu-lovers in general...9/10
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