The amazing true story of Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, an eccentric snake oil salesman who built an empire in Depression-era America using goat testicles and a million watt radio station.
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This is a small teaser from the work in progress.
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NUTS! The Brinkley Story (85:00 TRT, HD video; estimated finish date: 2015) is the mostly-true story of John Romulus Brinkley, who in 1917 discovers that he can cure impotence by transplanting goat testicles into men. After that, the story only gets weirder…
Using animated reenactments, interviews, archival footage, and a hilariously unreliable narrator, NUTS! The Brinkley Story traces Brinkley’s rise from poverty and obscurity to the heights of celebrity, wealth and influence in Depression-era America.
Along the way, he transplants tens of thousands of goat testicles; amasses an enormous fortune; is SORT OF elected Governor of Kansas; builds the world’s most powerful radio station; invents junk mail, the infomercial, the sound-truck and Border Radio; hosts some epic parties; and annoys the heck out of the establishment, until finally his audacious actions force the federal government to create regulations to stop him.
How he does it, and what happens when it all comes crashing down, is the story of NUTS!
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DIRECTED BY PENNY LANE
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