GG Allin - Hated In The Nation

Hated DVD

I'm just going to assume you know who GG Allin was. So my wife is a clown, locally, she does birthdays and shit, she's even been in the Canada Day parade here in Campbell River... so she was looking around online at clown stuff, and she came across "Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College" and thought she'd see what Wikipedia had to say about it.

There is a list of alumni on the Wikipedia page, which not only includes Steve-O (Jackass, Wildboyz, etc.), but also GG Allin. It states that he only attended for one year, but his name is there. So this little online research was going on the day after we watched a documentary about Hunter S. Thompson together, and we had been talking about the impact on our lives when the movie adaptation of the ever popular "Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas" came out back in 1998. So back to the GG Allin part. I never really thought to mention it the day before, but once she saw his name on the Wikipedia page she tells me about it, thinking of course of the old GG Allin shirts I have in our closet. For those of you who are aware of GG, the infamous documentary "Hated" came out in 1994, but I never managed to see it until 1998... two days after the first time I watch Fear And Loathing to be exact, in the same fucking week!

We had both seen Fear And Loathing many times, so a rewatch wasn't necessary. But seeing how the topic was relevant, and then GG came up the very next day, I dusted off my copy of Hated and made my wife sit through the entire fucking thing. It was pretty funny, she had no idea in the world anything about who GG was. Once the credits started rolling I told her the whole story about how that and Fear and Loathing happened for me in the same week. It was too perfectly relevant for me not to make her watch it; it just had to be done, her time had come. I knew I'd have to make her sit through that fucking movie one day, and now that day has come and gone.

Whether or not you know who GG Allin was, you should buckle up and watch this shit. You can watch it on YouTube, but I have a real DVD because I'm old school. This guy was a fucking lunatic, totally gong show nutty professor, completely hilarious and deathly frightening all at the same time. This should be some kind of educational film about whatever the fuck was actually wrong with that guy. And don't get me wrong, I'm somewhat of a 'fan', lol but when a documentary about you opens up with a quote about how crazy you are — from John Wayne Gacy — there is some totally abnormal shit going on for sure. Better bust out the popcorn!


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