Joaquin Phoenix’s Documentary Sounds Even More Horrifying Than We Imagined

Alex Blagg | May 10, 2010 - 10:30 am

Sorry, film critics; if you’re chomping at the bit to dump all over Joaquin Phoenix’s upcoming documentary, he already beat you to it.

New details about the Casey Affleck-directed I’m Still Here: The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix are emerging, and it appears that Phoenix’s ill-considered foray into the rap world won’t be the only yucky thing documented in the film. Affleck reportedly spent last week shopping the film around, and word is that it’s quite the sordid affair:

“While some were apparently interested in bidding for I’m Still Here: The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix’s distribution rights, the shoppers left the screening perhaps even more mystified by Phoenix’s behavior than when they walked in. It’s far from the Joaquin Phoenix you’re used to seeing onscreen: snorting cocaine, ordering call girls, having oral sex with a publicist, treating his assistants abusively and rapping badly.

Several buyers said the film overflowed with Hollywood debauchery, including more male frontal nudity than you’d find in some gay porn films and a stomach-turning sequence in which someone feuding with Phoenix defecates on the actor while he’s asleep.”

Well, that’s one way to settle an argument, we suppose.

We’re guessing that I’m Still Here will be a big hit in Germany, but will it fly in less scat-friendly markets? Share your predictions in the comments section.