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Looking for Lenny is an in-depth, controversial documentary that uses Lenny Bruce's legacy to explore the present condition of the fear of words and expression. It also tackles the issue of... See full summary »

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Looking for Lenny is an in-depth, controversial documentary that uses Lenny Bruce's legacy to explore the present condition of the fear of words and expression. It also tackles the issue of new limitations that the government and society are placing upon freedom of expression in the artistic and political discourse. It speaks directly to recent attempts by political figures to instill fear into American society by labeling, manipulating, and inflaming people's fear of the spoken word. Written by Anonymous

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Spotty but worth a watch
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Looking for Lenny is an in-depth, controversial documentary that uses Lenny Bruce's legacy to explore the present condition of the fear of words and expression.

It also tackles the issue of new limitations that the government and society are placing upon freedom of expression in the artistic and political discourse.

It speaks directly to recent attempts by political figures to instill fear into American society by labeling, manipulating, and inflaming people's fear of the spoken word.

If Bruce had a hard time fitting in to his time and place, he's survive even less today with al this ridiculous political correctness.

It's an OK doc. Not great but there are some neat clips that I've not seen before.


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