Joaquin Phoenix's Rap Documentary Confuses Viewers at Screening

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Last year, Joaquin Phoenix announced that he was quitting acting to pursue a rap career. Then he went on David Letterman’s show, and things got awkward.

And the weirdness continued, with Phoenix falling off the stage in one of his first live performances as an MC, followed by the news that his brother-in-law Casey Affleck was putting together a documentary chronicling Phoenix’s career move.

That documentary, I’m Still Here: The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix, is finally finished, and was recently shown to a group of potential buyers in a super-secret screening, which turned out to be not so secret after all. According to the Los Angeles Times, those present at the screening were baffled by the on-screen weirdness (including a bizarre scene involving human feces and lots of male frontal nudity).

Many of the buyers at the screening were left wondering if the entire thing is one big hoax. We’re right there with them.

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