My Deepest, Deepest Shame: I Love Jackass
I give an immense amount of shit to the Jackass movies — some may remember my review of Jackass Number Two, which was one of the more popular reviews on the site. But the reality is, for all its disgust, for all its homoerotic undertones (or maybe even because of it), I will watch the shit out of a Jackass movie. Few movies have made me laugh as much, even if I am also bathing in a deep sense of shame. But there it is: I love Jackass, and for everyone who hails the first six or seven years of MTV as its glory era, I still prefer the middle era — the one with “Jackass” and “Beavis and Butthead.” There is little funnier than watching a bunch of morons cause harm to themselves.
Here’s the trailer for Jackass 3D, which looks like more of the same. Only in 3D. And you know what: That’s totally fine with me. I’ll probably mock the third movie senselessly as well, but underneath, know this: I will be laughing my goddamn ass off.