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The Intero Bang: "Bobcat Goldthwait’s Crimmins Documentary is Dark, Funny, and Life Affirming"

Last week I had the privilege of talking with and about their new documentary “Call Me Lucky.”

Trying to edit down an interview with Bobcat Goldthwait and Barry Crimmins is a near impossible task. They’re both exceptionally creative, insightful, and incredibly funny. I spent 20 very inspiring minutes talking with them, and also had access to an 80 minute interview they did with for the Unmasked series as source material, and I’m not kidding when I tell you that I wanted to put every word down. Barry is a brilliant comedian who survived a genuine horror as a child. After being sexually assaulted by his babysitter repeatedly, he went on to become a mentor, a protector, an activist and an inspiration to others. He created a community in Boston where comedians could thrive creatively, and he’s directly responsible for a long list of great careers. He’s also a relentless human justice activist whose two stated goals in life are to dismantle the Catholic Church and overthrow the United States government, but you’ve never seen a guy more dedicated to giving others a hand. And Bobcat is an incredible filmmaker with a great eye for all things interesting and funny (see our side piece on his filmography) . So you can see why Bobcat would want to make a movie about Barry.