Dusty and Sweets McGee (1971) LA Heroin Junkie 70′s Drug Pseudo-Documentary

Dusty and Sweets McGee (1971) LA Heroin Junkie 70′s Drug Pseudo-Documentary

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Maverick director Floyd Mutrux made his feature debut with this offbeat semi-documentary look at the realities of the Los Angeles drug scene. Mutrux and his camera crew follow a handful of real-life heroin addicts as they go through their daily routines of scoring dope and whiling away the hours until their next fix.

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Dusty and Sweets are a thirty-something couple whose often strained relationship is held together by their shared dependence on heroin. Kit is a blasé male hustler who turns tricks to support his habit.

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Though featuring enough on-screen skin popping to make nearly any audience wince, Dusty and Sweets McGee’s beautiful photography and languid mood captures the blissfully narcotic allure of Los Angeles in a way that makes the film compelling, while allowing its subjects to seem both human and tragic.

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Tip is a self-described “everyday card-carrying dope fiend” who demonstrates his technique for ripping off supermarkets and explains how to keep up a habit behind bars.

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(The dealers are played by actors, among them William Fraker, a noted cinematographer who helped shoot the film, and Billy Gray, a former child star from Father Knows Best.)

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And a cheerfully blank teenage couple seem to spend their days either shooting up, nodding off, or wondering where to get more dope.

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Dusty and Sweets McGee also includes a soundtrack of vintage rock and roll radio, and a brief appearance by the group Blues Image, playing their sole hit “Ride Captain Ride”. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Dusty And Sweets McGee 1971 (6.7/10 imdb) Dvdrip from pawnee001 on Veehd.

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Posted under Blast From The Past, Massive Consumption of Drugs, Photography, SeMeN SPeRmS Approved, SeMeN SPeRmS BLArRrG, SeMeN SPeRmS ViDeO CLuB

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