Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure
Doco about two roomates who record the hilarious arguments of their neighbours which go on to be a viral hit long before YouTube.
"'If you wanna talk to me, then shut yer f**kin’ mouth!', sprays Raymond, one half of a pair of hilarious miscreants who became a viral cult phenomenon. In 1987, Eddie Guerriero and Mitch Deprey moved to San Francisco for some bohemian good times; instead they got an apartment with paper-thin walls and two raging alcoholics as neighbours. Raymond, a homophobe, and Peter, a flaming queen, were two men whose unfathomable relationship consisted of surreal torrents of explicit verbal abuse. Initially recorded by Eddie and Mitch to mount a complaint, audio cassettes of their conversations were eventually passed around the world. Then came the adaptations, comic books, audio mash-ups, stage plays and feature films." (Source: NZ International Film Festival 2011)