If you were raised Irish Catholic (comme moi), you hear the phrase "good dick" and you think, "Kind-hearted private detective. Bo-ring!" However, if given a minute to mull it over, you will probably (hopefully) be able to recall that "good dick" can mean something else. In this case, it's the title of an amazing under-the-radar little film written and directed by Marianna Palka, who also produced and stars. Mike's post the other day, about the hard times (HA HA!!) facing the porn industry, alerted me to the fact that it's my civic duty to tell you all about how much Good Dick may enrich your life—and the porn industry—for it very well make you want to run to your nearest video store for some you know what.
However, what's most fascinating about Good Dick is that despite the fact that it's cock, er, I mean chock-full of sexually explicit dialogue about penises and vaginas and sex and masturbation, we don't actually see anything (except for some G-rated masturbation). In fact, there's nothing to see. It's a love story wherein the main characters barely touch.
The acting, across the board, is nothing short of brilliant (the leading man is played by Jason Ritter, son of the late John Ritter). Even the supporting cast will blow you away. (AWAY, I said!) Most especially, Mark Webber shines as one of the video store clerks, and, if you don't know who Mark Webber is, you better Google the shit out of him while you can, 'cuz he's gonna be HUGE!
Anyway, I've said enough. I've said too much. Good Dick was just recently released to DVD, so get it while it's hot. Watch the trailer: