Three Imaginary Girls

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A drawing of J.R. Binkley

NUTS! is an exuberant, improbable documentary about a fellow—J. R. Binkley—who claimed to be able to cure impotence by grafting goat testicles onto human ones. Archival footage and fabulous animation (by a different artist for each chapter) intertwine with commentary in a deliciously manipulative narrative that skillfully exposes much about America via the shenanigans of a testicle doctor who builds an international radio broadcasting empire and who inspires glorious proclamations such as “I used to have a floppy dong. Now it ain’t floppy no more.

{NUTS! screens at SIFF Cinema Uptown June 9, 4:30 PM}