Sunday, 11 November 2012

Hated: GG Allin and The Murder Junkies


Hated: GG Allin and the Murder Junkies is a 1994 documentary directed by Todd Phillips about the life of GG Allin, a punk rock musician who died from a heroin overdose in 1993. Allin was infamous for excessive behavior (drug addiction, alcoholism, physical violence), and his stage shows became confrontational events involving indecent exposure (stripping and performing naked was one of Allin's most common rituals), onstage defecation and coprophagia, physical assault (both on and by Allin), and obscene language.

This film and GG Allin caught my eye as a potential user of my irrational architecture project due to his highly anti-social and provocative behaviour. In his essay The GG Allin Manifesto Allin states that if he did not do his performances he would probably be a serial killer or a mass murderer.

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