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Tao Lin is going straight to H-E-L-L for being a film-making hipster

By Harriet Staff

Cool Tom Kimbo (somehow, that is his name), over at the ever-insightful christwire.org, lambastes poet Tao Lin—no stranger to Harriet, as this and this attest—and his film Mumblecore.

A bit from the endlessly quotable review:

Bras and sinful mouth sex acts are all over the film. The protagonists openly talk about sex they have had with each other and with other people as if they are not ashamed of their venal sin. Both sinners are both supposedly “writers,” and they talk about their own work in reverent tones, replacing God with themselves in the proper scheme of worship, as all atheists do....

Tao Lin is a Chinese, the most terrifying type of person possible. In this Mumblecore snuff film he is trying to get into the minds of your young child and convince him that life is as meaningless as he thinks it is. Then, while we are sleeping, Red China will take us over and put you and your baby to work in a sweatshop sin factory making dildos for Chinese pornos. Tao Lin is a menace to society and he must be stopped. Megan Boyle is white, so she is not as bad, but she is a shameless whorelot who wants to public sex at every turn. At one point she says, “We should have sex in front of Urban Outfitters,” which is disgusting perverted sin filth trash.

Read the entire mess here.

Originally Published: July 12th, 2011