Before Viagra, there were transplants of goat testicles, men with huge dreams, and an unlikely hero named Dr. John Brinkley, and his weird story is told in this animated documentary.
You have to see it to believe it: this is the eccentric, overwhelming, deranged story of Dr. John Romulus Brinkley (1885-1942), a genius con man who built a millionaire empire during the Great Depression through a particular invention that was meant to cure sexual impotence –on the way, he also created that modern curse called infomercials. Developed decades before Viagra, the technique consisted in (presumably) implanting the testicles of a… goat. Through interviews, the scarce archive footage available, and some entertaining animated reenactments, Penny Lane lays out a portrait of an impossible character, with the right amount of irony and a huge fascination, which in turn proposes an enthusiastic reflection on that perfectly human disposition to believe in supernatural things, magic cures, and miraculous solutions. MK
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She graduated from Vassar College in New York, USA. She’s a filmmaker, and occasional video artist, curator, and professor of film, video and new art mediums. She directed several short films, including The Abortion Diaries (2005), and directed two feature-length films.