The Delightful Deviant Behind "The Human Centipede"
Summary: <p>This episode talks about a movie whose premise might be disturbing to some.</p> <p><em>The Human Centipede</em> wasn't in every multiplex when it came out in 2010, but the film is now firmly a part of American culture, the basis of parodies from <em>South Park</em> to <em>Conan O'Brien. </em>When it was released, the premise was so revolting that many reviewers wouldn't even summarize it. Roger Ebert declined to assign a star-rating, concluding, “It is what it is.” When Alec saw the movie for the first time, he wanted to meet its creator. Years later, this episode of <em>Here's the Thing</em> is the result. Fortunately, writer-director Tom Six isn't just warped; he's also a raconteur with a twinkle in his eye. He answers Alec's fanboy questions with humor and patience, and they break down the whole <em>Human Centipede</em> trilogy from critical, financial, and technical standpoints. Listeners will also learn about Six's pre-<em>Centipede</em> career in reality television and teen comedy, and what he has coming up in 2019. Six had a role planned in his new film for Alec. Hear why Alec's wife cut that off at the pass.</p>