The Premise: A documentary on the word “fuck” and how it’s affected history and culture. Fuck: A Documentary interviews a bunch of people who know the word well such as George Carlin, Ice-T, Ron Jeremy and Janeane Garofalo (I love her btw). It’s a word loved by some as much as it is hated by others. It’s in movies, television, books and even the Senate. For such a small word it has quite a big impact.
The Good: As far as I could tell it covered just about every aspect of the word from how it came to be, to the controversies to the diversity of it such as “go fuck yourself” to “who the fuck cares?” Fuck is the bad word of all bad words, I know it’s my favorite bad word. What really got me thinking is whether cursing really effects children badly. I heard swears growing up and I don’t think it had a negative impact. The way I see it the more impact we put on the word “fuck” the more leverage the word is given in society. What if it were just a word?
The Bad: I don’t have anything bad to say about it, it’s a documentary and some people just don’t do them. It’s cool but you miss out on a lot.
What are your thoughts on this topic?