mage67 (mage67) wrote,

A Bum Rap

Lately professional heavyweight boxing prize fights have been usually just two bums fighting. Why not get the real thing for far less?

Two 23-year-old California filmmakers told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that, as of early May, they had sold about 10,000 copies of their "Bumfights" video ($19.95), which entertains viewers with real fistfights and dangerous stunts willingly engaged in by actual homeless people (many of them intoxicated) on Las Vegas's streets. Some participants say the video is a realistic portrayal of their violent, everyday existence, and the two filmmakers, Ray Laticia and Ty Beeson, professed sympathy for their subjects by subtitling the video "Cause for Concern." [Las Vegas Review-Journal, 5-5-02]

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