Full transparency -- I HATE biopics. However, anything that props up Rudy Ray Moore and his legacy is good by me. It pays its respects the best a movie like this can. Put your weight on it!
There’s a line in this movie: “The one that’s able to fool the world for being dumb, is the one we should all watch out for”
I think a lot of people dismiss this movie as dumb because it has a ditzy lead, T&A, and brightly colored lipstick — but this movie has brains too.
Rena Riffel did everything behind the scenes — wrote, directed, starred, edited, makeup and hair, location scouted, lugged around all the equipment, and even craft…
The director of this film Peter Horak is a legend, and it kind of depresses me that he’s relatively lost to obscurity despite having a compelling documentary, broken world records, knocked an opponent out in two seconds in a championship Judo match, escaped the iron curtain of communism, only to make it to America to and live out his dream of being a Hollywood stuntman.
This guy didn’t get an obituary in the LA times, or even anywhere online.