Getting drunk on homoerotic ‘Jackass’ could cause vomiting

Chris Azzopardi
By | 2018-01-15T20:26:03-05:00 December 21st, 2006|Entertainment|

If the thought of a penis-puppet mouse being used as snake-bait or chugging beer up the butt doesn’t sound appealing, I thought the same thing. Until I saw “Jackass: Number Two,” which releases on DVD Dec. 26.
Careless. Fearless. Tasteless. Call it what you will, but the homoerotic, ass-play filled film isn’t for those who can’t stomach a fishhook through the cheek, a ball-dropping (and jaw-dropping) old, wrinkly mess and hot-branding a penis on an ass cheek. It’s a pretty ingenious endeavor for Johnny Knoxville and his buddies to re-invent the idea of cheap, sometimes life-threatening stunts with the notion that people will continue to eat this up. But they do. Once the idiot-inducing film launches, the film’s appeal is rooted in the what’s next notion.
John Waters pops up for a David Copperfield-like cameo, proving that even gays can work wonders making midgets disappear with women ten times their size. “Strongman” launches a dildo from a carnival hammer game toward Bam Margera’s bare butt. Better yet, consider this.
Poor Ehren McGehey, who thinks he’s in on a prank, becomes the joke when he’s dressed up as a “terrorist.” Though the terrorist-in-the-taxi joke gets flipped, the real laughs (and sick-antic gagging) come courtesy of Knoxville and his clan who’ve generously offered their pubes to assemble McGehey’s beard.
The special features open with a Bam warning that if a rainbow symbol pops up and homophobes may be watching, “look away, cause we’re getting gay” (and a mess of exposed twig and berries follow). Among the unrated additional segments: “The Ball Bookmark” (a lesson that, perhaps, paper works better) and “90-Year-Old Music Video,” which features the same shriveled ball-loose man lip-syncing to Peaches’ “Fuck The Pain Away.” The real gem, though, remains the main feature, which contains a more-than-generous amount of butt brutalizing.
Jackasses, indeed.

About the Author:

Chris Azzopardi
As editor of Q Syndicate, the international LGBTQ wire service, Chris Azzopardi has interviewed a multitude of superstars, including Meryl Streep, Mariah Carey and Beyoncé. Reach him via his website at http://www.chris-azzopardi.com and on Twitter (@chrisazzopardi).