Reviewer's grade: B-


This well-made but unsettling documentary by Larry Silverman takes as its subject the "art" of radical body modification. Steve Haworth is the Big Kahuna of this stuff, and we see him splitting the head of a penis "? his own "? and just generally doing things, by request, to genitalia that would make the guys who work CSI in hell ask for a cold towel.


The last part of the film deals with the activity known as "suspension," in which large hooks are slipped through flesh to allow the participant to hang from the ceiling. This is essentially for anyone who saw the movie "Hellraiser" and thought, "Hey, that looks like fun." You will know more when you leave than when you entered, but most of you will believe you now know too much.


"?Doug Bentin

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