I just got through watching a short film on the man I call Master: Milo Yiannopoulos. The name of the movie is American Milo, and it was the work of Loren Feldman (1938 Media). I’m not sure what the 1938 part of his company name stands for, but that’s a conversation for another day. The topic today is of course this talkie, and what I think of it. So, let’s get down to business.
The movie opens, appropriately enough, with Milo in a beauty salon getting his famous locks attended to. The whole film is shot during his recent tour of America (thus the title), so Feldman quickly moves into asking him why he even gives a shit about this crazy country. Here’s the quote from Master Milo himself…
I think America is almost that sort of perfect distillation of freedom, free speech, liberty, um, you know, the idea that anyone can be, do, or say anything, can become anything. Now, I live in Europe, I live in London, and things can be very restrictive there. There are all of these sort of caveats on free speech and the sort of things you are allowed to say. I’ve found America a more natural home for me. I’ve found people love me in America.
I remember the great Christopher Hitchens saying something very similar to what Milo said here. I can’t find the quote at the moment, so you’ll just have to take my word for it. But the reason I brought it up, is because Milo reminds me a lot of the late Mr. Hitchens. His pen is just as deadly, and although he is flamboyantly gay and talks all day about his love of black dick, he seems to channel the man quite often. Also, he stirs up incoherent rage in others much like he did. Actually, the comparison between the two men would be a great topic for a full-length article, so maybe I’ll hit that up someday.
A guy named Ezra Butler, who used to work for Milo, is spliced in throughout the movie. He bashes Milo every single time he shown, but I think he was joking. I’m not 100% sure, but Milo does follow him on Twitter, so he probably was having a laugh. I guess it will be up to the viewers to decide. Either way, it was making me chuckle, so I don’t care. Here’s a tweet he put out yesterday…
Boycott @1938loren's movie #AmericanMilo about @Nero.#BoycottMilo
— Ezra Butler (@ezrabutler) November 19, 2015
So yea, probably joking, although who knows for sure besides Milo and this dude. Joe Rogan, Dave Rubin, Lauren Southern, and others all make appearances in the film. I loved it, to be honest with you guys. I guess my only complaint would be that it lasted just 30 minutes. If it was longer, I would give it a higher score. You could easily do a 90 minute film on Master Milo and still have a lot left to cover. Hopefully we’ll get a more in-depth feature in the future. I guess that all depends on how well this one does, so keep that in mind when you’re deciding whether or not to purchase it.
For fans of Mr. Yiannopoulos, this movie is a must see. It’s only $1.99, so it’s not like it will set your wallet back that far. Hell, that’s less than a pack of Newports (Milo’s brand…and mine, when I used to smoke). Milo goes into a lot of his thinking, and explains his public persona a bit, which is quite interesting. I also like the bit from the guy who took him to the gun range, where he says that he doesn’t agree with every single thing Milo says, but admits that he loves the guy anyway. That’s pretty much what I wrote in a column a few weeks back. I can’t help but enjoy the man, even when we disagree. Sometimes, I love him even more on those rare occasions than I do when we are on the same page. He’s entertainment personified, and that’s what most people love…being entertained.
If you like Milo, you should buy this movie. You can do so here.
Star Rating (out of 4): * * *