Raunchy - Too Much Shock Factor - Not a Cross Section of the CL Users
This was a bad documentary. Craigslist isn't all about lewd behavior, drugs and sexual oddities. It is about bringing people and their different needs together through the use of a online classified page.
The Beginning 30 minutes was boring. I found myself looking at my watch. There are Friday night TV shows I would rather have been watching. Or I could have stayed late at work to finish up a few things.
The majority of the movie was based around the more criminal and dirty parts of CL. The majority of the people I have met have been normal. Last year my winning soccer team was formed from CL. The movie, it was solely based on the San Fran page. There was a guy who delivers pot, a older weirdo who has sex parties, a couple that looks for S&M buddies, a girl who paints pornographic frescos, a few transvestites, a gay woman looking for a gay man / sperm donor for an ambiguous father figure, a guy who does gay pornos and also gives massages. We were there for 'Directors night' when someone asked the director after the movie if there were plans to do the same in other cities.
A cross section of the CL users was not represented. After the show the director took questions. He said CRAIG didn't want them to make a NY Craigslist Movie because the page is getting increased volume from pressure from law enforcement. This stupid movie concentrated on some of the things law enforcement should be interested in, not an accurate cross section of the Users of Craigslist. It was raunchy. And it will drive people from using CL.
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