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'The People vs. Larry Flynt'
The life of the real Larry Flynt lent itself infamously to discussion of the Constitution's First Amendment. As the movie shows, the erstwhile strip-club owner (Woody Harrelson) made a name for himself when he founded Hustler Magazine, an immodest, show-all pornography magazine that made Playboy's airbrushed pullouts look positively uptight. In perpetual conflict with the courts, which knew pornography when they saw it, he spent most of his adult life fighting the legal system.
The latter section of the movie pays attention to Flynt's darker
episodes. Struck by an unknown assailant's gunfire as he left a
courtroom, he was permanently crippled. He also lost Althea to
AIDS. -- Desson Howe