While I might not have been grinding my teeth on prescription pain meds in my youth, I certainly had bouts with psilocybin and other “hippy drugs. ” After about the tenth time I found myself wandering dark, lonely streets at night, my mind frozen in paranoia, eyes bulging out of my head in full pinwheel formation, I had to ask myself, “What the fuck am I doing? ” This film and Bruce’s character reminded me that I need to keep being that honest with myself. “Hold up,” you say?
Bruce Irons’ quote, above, from the new documentary, Andy Irons: Kissed by God, drips with tragic honesty, as he weaves his family’s story without pretense or bullshit, while interview cuts from surfing royalty corroborate his sordid tale.
The younger of the Irons’ brothers, Bruce couldn’t have been expected to be his brother’s keeper, but in death, he is the keeper of the family’s truth.
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