Anti-Porn Documentary Narrated By Metallica’s James Hetfield

The new documentary Addicted To Porn: Chasing The Cardboard Butterfly has secured the narration services of one of the most iconic voices in the music business. Courtesy of Metallica frontman James Hetfield. Directed by Justin Hunt, the filmmaker's previous work embarks on other social insights via American MethAbsent and the 2012 feature The Speed of Orange.

His second title, Absent, also happened to be narrated by Hetfield. The docu looking into the plight of fathers who become disengaged from their children and the world at large. The veteran singer is accustomed to the movie-making process, having taken key roles in the 2004 rockumentary Some Kind of Monster before the 2013 action thriller Metallica Through the Never. A film that played a live set of the band as a story was unfolding away from the venue.

How Porn Addiction Impacts Mental Health

Breaking something of a taboo subject that few productions are eager to explore, the Hunt production will attempt to delve deeper into a 21st Century problem. Looking at people who become emotionally and physically disengaged because of the free access and availability of adult content.

The synopsis outlines as much:

 “In this controversial film, award-winning filmmaker Justin Hunt dissects the impact of pornography on societies around the globe, from how it affects the brain of the individual, to how modern technology leads to greater exposure to youth, to watching it literally tear a family apart.

“In what may well be one of the most devastating issues in modern culture, this film will break down the damage that porn is doing to us a human race and leave you thinking that it’s clearly time that we start taking porn addiction much more seriously.”

Odds-Makers Cut Down Their Academy Shortlist

After Leonardo DiCaprio's Before the Flood was unable to make the contenders list for Best Documentary at the 2017 Academy Awards, the nominees have been weighed up against each other. All to see who will ultimately take home the shiny gold prize. The picture that looks into racial inequality in the United States, 13th, is favored to win out although they will have stiff competition. With The Ivory Game, Gleason and I Am Not Your Negro also in the frame.

Clearly the topic of race has been a critical one for filmmakers in 2016, an undercurrent that was all too prevalent with the 5-part documentary O.J.: Made In America. The Ezra Edelman title is behind a few other players but the critical reception alone will have it in serious discussion with the Academy.

Source: NME, Awards Circuit

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