Bigger, Stronger, Faster*: The Side Effects of being an American (2008)
- I gave this movie 9 out of 10 stars.
The Director of this documentary Christopher Bell who is from Poughkeepsie, NY; Goes cross country between his hometown to Venice Beach, California and everywhere in between to find out the truth about and behind an epidemic that has personally plagued his point of view about life and heroes and that of being Steroids. Now, Is isn't neither praising nor criticizing on steroids in general, but instead concentrates on both the ignorance behind people's opinions on steroids but at the same time saying that abusing steroids can be as catastrophic as abusing any other drug.
The reason why he chose to do this movie is because as a kid he idolized 3 men. Those men were Arnold, Sly Stallone, and Hulk Hogan. All of them talked about working hard, always believing and never cheating when in fact as he found out later in his teen years that all of the above has cheated and used steroids at some point.
I recommend this movie to anyone who has an open mind about this subject. The way he presents it is amazing and at the end of the movie I totally get what he's trying to get at. Yea, Steroids can be abuse and can be bad and alot of people don't like them in general. But medically they help alot more then they can harm.
One Final Thing, he points out that many other people in many other professions cheat in their various ways (I.E. He interviewed some teen who got adderall illegally and who uses it to enchance the performance in school) and wonders how Performance enhancing drugs can be put down so much when it comes to sports and yet keep a blind eye in every other aspect of the world. Steroids aren't the only Performance Enhancing drug either. It's just the one we all go after with such conviction.
Clueless Opinions as shown here http://youtube.com/watch?v=xxLNKnLaDG8
is why education about steroids all around needs to be addressed.