Biopics (Mostly) Suck - Dog Day Afternoon- Episode 18
What would you do for the person you love? Would you give them something you don't want them to have? Would you rob a bank for them? Would you kill for them?"Dog Day Afternoon" is about the bank robbery, but it is wrapped up in the Gay Liberation movement that was kicked off just a few years earlier with the Stonewall Riots. It folded in an increased public consciousness about the rights of people in the prison reform system. It blended instant celebrity provided by news media coverage. This movie is a stew of influences and ends up being a mirror we hold up to ourselves. We may not like what we see. And the truth provides a clearer reflection than dramatization can provide. If you're ready, let's get started.