"Murder is illegal, but if you take a picture of it you may get your name in a magazine or maybe win a Pulitzer Prize. However, sex is legal, but if you take a picture of that act, you can go to jail."
— Larry FlyntThe People Vs Larry Flynt (Milos Forman, 1996) is a dramatic biopic about Larry Flynt (portrayed by Woody Harrelson), the founder of Hustler Magazine. The film begins with him as a young boy selling moonshine to hillbillies and ends with him hearing about the outcome of his Supreme Court case. Along the way, the virtues and downsides of organized religion, pornography, capitalism and free speech are explored. It is the second of screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski's trilogy of Biopics of "anti-Great Men," after Ed Wood and before Man on the Moon, about Andy Kaufman.The film was nominated for two Academy Awards, for Best Actor (Harrelson) and Best Director.
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