Julien, Donkey-Boy is a film written and directed by Harmony Korine, the title role is played by Scottish actor Ewen Bremner, who played Spud in
Trainspotting. It also features legendary German film director
Werner Herzog, and Chloe Sevigny, both very good friends of
Harmony (Sevigny was discovered by him and cast in Kids).
The film was a landmark as it was the first American movie to be
made according to the rules layed out by Dogme 95, something which
Harmony is a fan of.
I didn't like the film as much as I liked Harmony's first film
Gummo. Some of it was shocking in a predictable way (if that makes sense), like when Julien's crazy father
insisted Julien's brother put on a dress.
As in Gummo, there were some truly wonderful moments, like when a
girl with poor eye-sight explains that she didn't realise she had poor
eye-sight until the doctors told her so, and when Julien buries
himself beneath a womb-like duvet at the end.
It's not a film for the impatient (about five people walked out of
the showing I saw, even though it wasn't particularly offensive), as Korine
seems to demanding of his audience.