The Weird World of Blowfly (2011)
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The Weird World of Blowfly tells the story of Miami musician Clarence Reid and his alter ego Blowfly, the original dirty rapper. At 69 years-old, with a gold-spangled superhero costume and a catalog of the world's raunchiest tunes, Blowfly continues to record new material and tour the world, struggling for success and recognition. Before his X-rated career began, Clarence was instrumental in the Florida soul scene of the 1960s and '70s; he wrote Top-10 songs for Miami's greatest R&B acts,
Sep 16, 2011 Limited
Variance Films - Official Site
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What ends up on screen is less a story than a string of depressing, offensive or depressingly offensive scenes.
Somehow Mr. Reid has an ability to push so far into the depths of stupidity that he breaks out the other side, making you laugh in spite of yourself.
So-so contemporary shows and cantankerous arguments are favored over in-depth looks at Reid's legacy.
Although its subject is never less than captivating, Jonathan Furmanski's film is frustratingly unfocused, a scattershot collection of candid footage and biographical information. Thankfully, Blowfly's world is weird as promised.
Hanging out with a 1970s cult figure of raunchy R&B "party records" is less fun than one would expect in The Weird World of Blowfly.
A nonfiction curio that gets by for hardcore music fans on the personality of its subject and little more; lapses in filmmaking judgment render this World more tragically unexplored than wonderfully weird for general viewers.
Footnote in musical history gets a padded documentary that says more about the nature of fandom than about songwriter and raunchy party-record singer Clarence "Blowfly" Reid.
Too brief on details [but] earthy, living history of the roots of rap through the ribald and bemused perspective of a septuagenarian veteran of the music business.
Furmanski's melancholy, involving documentary ultimately registers as a haunting character study about the sad man behind the filthy music.
"The Weird World of BlowFly" is an incomplete introduction to an important underground black comedian and R&B musician who never got his due. Clarence Reid deserves a better documentary.
Though it was made by a fanboy, The Weird World of Blowfly manages not to blindly glorify its subject.
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