Ben Affleck has done much in recent years to distant himself from the J.Lo/Gigli funk that plagued him for much of the early 2000s. Now, having directed three critically acclaimed (and Oscar nominated) films, Affleck has swiftly transitioned from a late-night punching bag to one of the most exciting talents in American filmmaking.
But while his 2007 feature film directing debut Gone Baby Gone showed a filmmaker completely in touch with his own voice, it only came after an “atrocious” first foray into filmmaking (his words, not mine).
Prior to Gone Baby Gone, Affleck’s only directing credit was a 1993 short film called (ready?) I Killed My Lesbian Wife, Hung Her on a Meat Hook, and Now I Have a Three-Picture Deal at Disney. The short is a dark comedy that, well, is fairly self-explanatory.
In a interview with EW from 2010, Affleck describes the experiment as “made by someone who has no prospects, no promise.”
Now that Affleck is poised to clean up this Oscar season with Argo, its only natural that people should be curious about his early works. As such, The Playlist has dug up Affleck’s dirty little secret.
Watch Affleck’s, ahem, humble beginnings below.