Hated: GG Allin and the Murder Junkies

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Hated: GG Allin and the Murder Junkies
GG Allin Hated.JPG
Directed by Todd Phillips
Produced by Todd Phillips
John Wayne Gacy (Uncredited)[1]
Starring GG Allin
Merle Allin
Donald "Dino Sex" Sachs
Shireen Kadivar
Dee Dee Ramone
Geraldo Rivera
Unk
Music by GG Allin
Distributed by Skinny Nervous Guy Prod.
Release dates
  • 1993 (1993)
Running time
53 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $12,000

Hated: GG Allin and the Murder Junkies is a 1993 documentary film about the life of GG Allin, a punk rock musician who 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. The filmmakers shot additional material on his death (from a heroin overdose during post-production) for inclusion in the film. It is also the directorial debut of Todd Phillips who was a junior at New York University during production and has directed highly successful mainstream comedy films, such as Old School, Starsky & Hutch and The Hangover Trilogy.

While GG Allin's own musical releases received a generally negative response from critics as well as a polarizing response from punk fans, the Hated documentary has achieved critical acclaim. As of 2015, the film has a 63% score on the Rotten Tomatoes website.[2]

Plot[edit]

Hated includes concert and rehearsal footage as well as interviews with Allin, fellow bandmembers, friends, detractors and dedicated fans. Later, Allin discusses the earliest years of his childhood in rural New Hampshire, and how his father tried to encourage his family to assist him in a mass suicide. Footage of his controversial performances include a violent confrontation with audience members at a spoken word appearance at New York University (where director Phillips was a student), as well as scenes of Allin defecating during shows, mutilating himself and assaulting concertgoers at a rock club in East Village, Manhattan.

Quieter moments are also included, such as Allin offstage playing an acoustic version of Warren Zevon's "Carmelita". Also included is footage of Allin cavorting at a party, and his appearance on Geraldo Rivera's talk show. After the credits, his funeral and corpse are also briefly included.

Reception[edit]

Reaction from GG Allin[edit]

GG Allin attended a screening of Hated just days before his death.[3] While the film was being shown, a heavily intoxicated Allin threw several beer bottles at the movie screen, one of which injured a woman. As a result, the screening was halted and Allin fled just before police arrived.[4] Although he never saw the complete film, Allin was happy with the light in which Todd Phillips had portrayed him, and gave the director positive feedback and a hug the day after the screening.[4]

Reviews[edit]

Hated has received positive reviews from Revolver magazine, Combustible Celluloid, eFilmCritic.com,[5] DVDTalk,[6] Digitally Obsessed,[7] and Monsters at Play.[8] However, few mainstream publications have given reviews for Hated.

Home media[edit]

Hated was released on DVD in December 1999 that features the last show Allin performed in New York City on the evening before his death, the band rehearsal session prior to it and the ensuing carnage afterwards. It was re-released with new footage in 2007. The first 5,000 copies came with free temporary tattoos based on some of Allin's real tattoos, and a mail-in offer for a poster featuring artwork of Allin painted by serial killer and acquaintance John Wayne Gacy. A bonus feature on the region 1 DVD shows a still of Allin lying in his coffin. He is dressed in a jacket and jock strap.

Soundtrack[edit]

Hated
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Soundtrack album by GG Allin
Released 1993
Recorded Various Locations
Genre Punk rock, hardcore punk, outlaw country
Length 34:01

All songs by GG Allin except for "Carmelita" by Warren Zevon

No. Title Length
1. "Die When You Die"   1:59
2. "Bite It You Scum"   3:43
3. "Carmelita"   3:24
4. "Snakeman's Dance"   3:21
5. "Young Little Meat"   1:55
6. "Fuck Authority"   3:38
7. "Gypsy Motherfucker"   3:52
8. "Suck My Ass It Smells"   1:00
9. "Outlaw Scumfuc"   2:36
10. "Cunt Sucking Cannibal"   3:16
11. "I Wanna Kill You"   3:20
12. "When I Die"   4:07

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