Friday, August 08, 2014

Talhotblond, marine sniper and beefcake

Talhotblond is 75 positively riveting minutes, folks.

Whatever you do, get the original documentary. Do not make the mistake of getting the Lifetime based-on-a-true-story docudrama, which I did not see.

It might be very good, but watching Thomas Montgomery tell his story first hand and seeing the real photos of the real people and their sexts scroll down the screen will chill you to the bone.

The people in this story are the ones behind you at the Walmart checkout, with a package of Oreos, some tube socks and Renuzit in their cart. This movie takes you far beyond that, into the darkest corners of their minds. You will not soon forget what you see there.

I won't give any spoilers, but oddly enough, while this story is completely plausible for 2006, there is no way it could happen today.

Don't read up on the story online. Get the movie and watch twice in a row. It is absolutely jaw-dropping.

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