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Lucky Bastard, Horror & Porn is Comedy.

Over the weekend  BlvdCentral Board Member, Don McManus’s film LUCKY BASTARD premiered in New York City to great response and reviews. The Village Voice said “So how does Lucky Bastard manage to be so good? A solid cast, led by Betsy Rue and Don McManus is the key, performing a sharp, character-driven script by Lukas Kendall and Robert Nathan.”

Lucky Bastard Trailer

LUCKY BASTARD is the story of a shy young man who wins a contest to have sex with a famous porn star on an adult website. When the young man arrives at the porno house / set location, his every move is captured on the numerous reality television-style wallcams that are spread out everywhere in the house. It is the found footage from these cameras that tells the story of the inevitable and horrifying reality of what actually happened.

At the center of the story are: Mike (Don McManus), who owns the “Lucky Bastard” website; his top porn star Ashley Saint (Betsy Rue); and Dave G. (Jay Paulson), the unsuspecting shy young man who wins the contest.
The director and co-writer of LUCKY BASTARD is veteran television writer-producer Robert Nathan, best known for his Emmy-nominated work on Law & Order, and who is also an award-winning novelist and journalist.

Next week on Thursday, March 6th at 7  pm there will be an in-store promotional event in Los Angeles at DARK DELICACIES  with cast  members Don McManus, Jay Paulson and Catherine Annette and the filmmakers, screenwriter Lukas Kendall & director Robert Nathan. The cast and filmmakers will sign some posters and autographs for fans and take photos with them.

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For more info, check out the film’s official website:  www.LuckyBastardMovie.com
Maxim Magazine: 
“Definitely worth checking out if you’re into horror movies”
 
FANGORIA: 
Fangoria:
“Not what you would expect… truly a unique and expert piece of cinema.” – Debbie Rochon, Fangoria
 
FEARnet: 
“A frank, fascinating and decidedly ‘adult’ piece of horror filmmaking.” -Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
 
Complex Magazine:
“Lucky Bastard is one of the best found-footage movies to come along in years….Guided by a collection of strong, authentically raw performances from his cast, Nathan pulls off something that most found-footage moviemakers fail miserably at: he makes the characters, the world, and the situations all seem real.” -Matt Barone, Complex
http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2014/02/lucky-bastard-movie-review-found-footage
FILMMAKER MAGAZINE:
TrustMovies:
“It grabs you from the first frame onwards… A hot found footage / porn-thriller / mockumentary… A very well made piece of dark, nasty entertainment” -James van Maanen, TrustMovies
Roboapocalypse: 
“One of the best found footage movies I’ve seen in ages… entertaining, disturbing and well-made… A hidden gem” – Joshua Handler
Brutal As Hell:
“I was more than pleasantly surprised by just how entertaining and yeah, clever Lucky Bastard was… Ultimately, I think what I liked about the film so much was how deftly it handled some pretty important modern-day issues. Yes, in a film about porn going wrong – I know, I know, I heard me too, but hear me out. It’s a film which doesn’t parade its bigger ideas, but by its very nature it’s asking questions about the intersection between the internet and real life. Identity, fantasy, and the relationship between the two are brought into a pretty neat focus during the film: when is a person acting, and when are they themselves?”
The Martyr Cycle: 
“What makes LUCKY BASTARD so very entertaining, is how authentic and accurate it feels, which is definitely a testament to brave and honest performances from everyone involved. It takes stones as an actress (or performer of any kind) to put yourself out there physically and emotionally as much as Betsy Rue does in this film… Feeling less like a found footage film, and more like a reality show, LUCKY BASTARD succeeds at every point, giving viewers a brutally honest, sometimes harsh and very graphic look at an industry built on exploitation.”

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