Colin’s Sleazy Friends: Raw and Extreme
with Colin Malone, Dino Everett
Directed by Colin Malone
By Brian Varney
Though it isn’t the sort of movie you go into expecting to have universal truths revealed to you, there is one scene in American Pie that does just that. Near the beginning of the movie, Jim is watching scrambled porn, and, uh, pleasuring himself with a tube sock. Though unable to see anything, he’s listening to the lady’s moaning and groaning, trying desperately to get off when in comes the porn guy, moaning and saying stupid stuff as actors are apt to do. Drawn back from his reverie, Jim looks disgustedly at the TV and says, “Dude, will you shut up?” Universal truth: Men in porn are portrayed as stupid, frequently annoying and even more frequently ruin any sort of enjoyment there is to be had.
I wasn’t expecting much, so imagine my surprise when I found myself enjoying Colin’s Sleazy Friends, a “best of” of Mr. Malone’s TV show. Though I’ve never heard of the show, it would seem, by the host of celebrities and hipsters who appear on the DVD and claim to be fans, plenty of others have. Featuring a fatter, greasier, and altogether sleazier Colin than Cooking with Pornstars, Colin’s Sleazy Friends features appearances by rock stars (Glenn Danzig, Kid Rock, Tool, and Tenacious D, among others), actors (Seth Green, Corey Feldman, the guys from Mr. Show, the guys from The Man Show, Margaret Cho, and Janeane Garofolo, as well as others), and other actors. Topics of conversation are pretty much what you’d expect, but for whatever reason, Colin seems much more in his element here. It also helps that the other guests are quite entertaining as well, thereby taking the brunt of the responsibility away from the actors, who themselves are not always the most entertaining folks when they’re not being plugged simultaneously in every orifice. The majority of the comic highlights (and they are not in short supply) on this DVD come from the celebrity guests and from Colin himself. Regardless, I definitely need to find out more about this show…