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ChickenHawk (1994)

Members of the controversial group NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association) discuss why their organization supports "boys and men who have or desire engagements in sexual or ... See full summary »

Director:

Adi Sideman

Writers:

Adi Sideman, Nadav Harel (co-writer)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Barbara Adler Barbara Adler ... Narrator (voice)
Mimi Turner Mimi Turner ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Andriette Bill Andriette ... Himself
Bill Bickly Bill Bickly ... Himself
Russ Coleman Russ Coleman ... Himself
Renato Corazza Renato Corazza ... Himself (as Rennato Corazza)
Charles Lee Dodson Charles Lee Dodson ... Himself (as Chuck Dodson)
Allen Ginsberg ... Himself
Nicholas Groth Nicholas Groth ... Himself (as Dr. Nicholas Groth)
Peter Melzer Peter Melzer ... Himself
David Miller David Miller ... Himself
Robert Rhodes Robert Rhodes ... Himself (as Bob Rhodes)
Leland Stevenson Leland Stevenson ... Himself (as Leyland Stevenson)
Mason Wallace Mason Wallace ... Himself
Dennis J. Wardrop Dennis J. Wardrop ... Himself
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Members of the controversial group NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association) discuss why their organization supports "boys and men who have or desire engagements in sexual or emotional relationships." Written by Buckie Chuckie

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chicken Hawk See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Side Man See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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a creepy and darkly comic look at a despicable group of people
17 December 2016 | by framptonhollisSee all my reviews

NAMBLA is the "North American Man Boy Love Association", and it is one of the stupidest things on our planet. As a person who believes that pedophiles have the power to be sympathetic and good people as long as they get help and refuse to act on their urges, NAMBLA is just plain disgusting. Instead of trying to get help and prevent urges, they want support for their urges!

Obviously, a documentary about such an association that mostly features interviews with members will be filled with eye rolling, cringe-worthy moments-and it sure is! But, boy (no pun intended), is it interesting! This is among the most fascinating documentaries I've seen recently, because it refuses to condemn or praise such a group, therefore it has kind of split audiences in half and has created some controversy. People have labeled it as being everything from an anti- gay film to a pro-pedophilia film. In my opinion, it is neither of these. It mainly serves as a mostly anti-NAMBLA film just because of how little logic the members use and how creepy and disgusting they seem, despite the narration and film making style remaining totally neutral. Perhaps, it was best for the filmmakers to stay far away from any manipulative tactics, because the film is powerful and strange in its own special way. Also, there's plenty of unintentional humor throughout, such as the simultaneously cringey, disgusting, and funny moments with the absolutely demented Leyland Stevenson, a soft- speaking, yellow sweater wearing, delusional creep that attempts to defend himself while failing hilariously.


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