Aug 25, 2008


Todd Solondz’s Storytelling tells two special stories blending “fact” and “fiction.” In today’s so-called “postmodern” world, fact and fiction have started to blur. A piece of filth like Michael Moore’s Sicko is a great example of something claiming to be “fact“ but going in the direction of “fiction.” YouTube is also full of videos that make one wonder what is real and what isn’t. In today’s world, it doesn’t matter if something is real. What matters is if someone is willing to believe it’s real. Todd Solondz takes a somewhat politically incorrect approach to examining the difference between “fact” and “fiction” with Storytelling.

The first half of Storytelling is called “fiction.” This half of the film follows a white girl at your typical liberal arts school. She dates a boy with a physical handicap, she has pink hair, and she promotes various forms of diversity (or weakness). Essentially, this girl is your typical naïve college girl that falls prey to the lie that is liberal arts cultural Marxism. Eventually she lands into the bedroom of her very angry and large Negro college professor. He has written a book called A Sunday Lynching and is typical of your angry black professor.

“NIGGER FUCK ME HARD” is what the black professor forces his pupil to say while reaming her from behind. The girl fought racism by getting raped by her black teacher as she has embraced multiculturalism to it’s fullest. Sadly, she goes back to her handicapped boyfriend and cries. Fortunately, the unexpected sexual experience enables her to do the best writing of her life. The students are offended by the “fictional” story, then the girl blurts out that it actually happened. The Negro professor then affirms that once something is on paper, it is fiction.

The second half of Storytelling, “Non-fiction,” follows a well off Jewish Zionist family from New Jersey. The son in the family, Scooby, is a very apathetic fellow. He allows homosexuals to blow him for just the hell of it. He also enjoys categorizing his CD collection on weekends. Scooby seems to have an admiration for Adolf Hitler as if it wasn’t for Hitler, Scooby would have never been born. Director Todd Solondz was brought up a Jew and had ambitions of being a Rabbi at an early age. With “Non-fiction”, Solondz doesn’t hold back in his critique on the modern day American Jewish family.

“Non-fiction” follows a loser documentary filmmaker filming a documentary about Scooby and his family. The documentary almost immediately becomes an exploitation as many documentaries are. American Movie documentary star Mike Schank is also featured in “Non-fiction.” This is no surprise as Schank was kind of exploited in American Movie. I recall a bitchy young Jewish liberal professor I once had that fell into hysterics as she laughed at such a pathetic man of European descent. Still, American Movie is one of the greatest American documentaries.

An elderly Hispanic woman takes revenge against a Bourgeoisie Jewish family in Storytelling

Todd Solondz has yet to make a bad film, and Storytelling is a great example of that. In these modern days of cultural Marxism and authoritarian censorship, it is hard to find an artist that is willing to stand up to Hollywood. Todd Solondz is just lucky that he had a Bar Mitzvah, as he has a little more freedom. When watching Selma Blair get plowed by a gigantic Afro-American, just remind yourself “It’s only a movie.”

-Ty E

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