USA | 2013 | 84 minutes | Brian Spitz
Patrick Moote is searching the globe to see if size really matters after his girlfriend dumps him because of his small penis. This bizarre documentary not only provides regular laughs, but also analyzes how different cultures view sex, and what exactly is ideal between the sheets around the world.
June 4, 2013
AMC Pacific Place 11
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June 5, 2013
AMC Pacific Place 11
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Patrick Moote is a man who prefers to acknowledge his shortcomings head on. After enduring one of the most cringe-inducing marriage proposal rejections imaginable (UCLA's live Jumbotron screen, a crowd of sports spectators, a viral YouTube video, and the word "no" all feature prominently), Moote finds out something even worse than public humiliation. His now-ex-girlfriend tells him the reason for her refusal is the inadequate girth of his manhood. Rather than wilting, Moote surges forward on a global quest to find out the root of one of the deepest insecurities of all males. First-time director Brian Spitz follows Moote as he experiments with increasingly dubious methods to enlarge his member. But as he plunges deeper into the subject, Moote begins talking to former girlfriends, doctors, anthropologists, and sex experts (including Seattle's own sex-advice columnist Dan Savage) to answer the eternal question asked by all men at some point in their lives: Does size really matter? Moote's quest leads him to far-flung corners of the world to interview everyone from medicine men in Papua New Guinea to sex museum proprietors in Korea. Along the way, he gains insight about how different cultures view sex and what it really means to be a man. An extremely personal documentary in every sense of the word, Unhung Hero is well-endowed with charm, candor, and humor—although some women may wonder what all the fuss was about in the first place.
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Brian Spitz began his film career by directing national commercial campaigns and music videos for television. Later, he became second unit director on several films, including The Rocker (2008) starring Rainn Wilson and Emma Stone. Spitz currently lives in Los Angeles. Unhung Hero is his feature film debut.
Sponsored in part by Seattle Weekly, 4Culture, National Endowment for the Arts, Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, KCTS 9 Reel NW
|Principal Cast:||Brian Spitz, Patrick Moote, Jonah Falcon, Dan Savage, Annie Sprinkle|
|Running Time:||84 minutes|
|Producer:||Christoph Pellander, Lynn Schmitz, Thomas Brettschneider, In-Ah Lee|
|Filmography:||Debut Feature Film|
|International Sales:||The Film Sales Company|