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Watch: Ben Affleck's Directorial Debut 'I Killed My Lesbian Wife, Ηung Ηer On A Μeathook & Νow I Have A Three-Picture Deal With Disney' [Short Film]

by Edward Davis
February 18, 2013 1:13 PM
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I Killed My Lesbian Wife, Ηung Ηer on a Μeathook & Νow I Have a Three-Picture Deal with Disney (skip)

This isn't quite fair -- it's a bit like shooting fish in a barrel. No one's amateur/college-made first directorial effort is good. Hell, no one's independently-funded first effort is generally very good (see PTA's "Cigarettes & Coffee" or what's left of Quentin Tarantino's "My Best Friend's Birthday"). But for a slow President's Day, here's something to occupy you for fifteen minutes: Ben Affleck's directorial debut, the 1993 short "I Killed My Lesbian Wife, Ηung Ηer on a Μeathook & Νow I Have a Three-Picture Deal with Disney."

The short in Affleck's own words? "It's horrible. It's atrocious. I knew I wanted to be a director, and I did a couple of short films, and this is the only one that haunts me. I'm not proud of it. It looks like it was made by someone who has no prospects, no promise." And yes, it's not very good, but again, what first short made with amateur actors is?

But then again, the short can serve a function: those annoyed with the fact that "Argo" is likely going to win Best Picture at the Oscars next Sunday can probably use this to soften the blow. [via La Familia Film]

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  • 33543 | February 18, 2013 7:23 PMReply

    Cigarettes and Coffee is pretty good as far as most short films go. I take it you haven't seen many. These are plenty of worse directorial *feature* debuts

  • mattdy | February 18, 2013 7:16 PMReply

    i was expecting something much worse. you think this is THAT bad? you must not have went to film school.

  • Anonymous Hater | February 18, 2013 3:22 PMReply

    Just like the Playlist to be incredibly spiteful of every filmmaker without a Palm D'Or. We get it, you're above everything.

  • EDWARD DAVIS | February 18, 2013 4:37 PM

    Also, Affleck is one of the best mainstream filmmakers working today. All his pictures are rock solid.

  • Edward Davis | February 18, 2013 4:36 PM

    Huh? I'm all for Argo, being sarcastic at the haters who didn't mind Argo in September and then started trashing it when it became the Oscar frontrunner.

  • Frank | February 18, 2013 2:26 PMReply

    Do my eyes deceive me or is that Jason Alexander in the last scene?

  • alonso | February 18, 2013 1:44 PMReply

    This title arouses me.

  • Max | February 18, 2013 1:24 PMReply

    Is it just me or dose that main actor seem like he is doing an impression of Affleck?

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