No one knew who W. Mark Felt was in terms of his alter ego. But his influence and revealing of facts to the political world shook the US to its very foundations. And so when I came across this archive of William F. Buckley I pondered for a moment if I wanted to hear anymore diatribes about the Watergate break in. After hemming and hawing I figured it might be interesting to relive those times when Jean Kirkpatrick et al, relentlessly pursuing the malefactors to butress the pillars of American democracy for all time.
But Harry Reems is no Jean Kirkpatrick. Far from it. Aside from being a Real Estate agent in Utah (according to the Internet Movie Database), he was, in fact, an adult film actor; i.e. "star". Imagine my surprise when this man shows up sitting opposite William F. Buckley along with his attorney Alan Dershowitz, and the sparring begins. But it's almost a legal interrogative as opposed to an honest to goodness interview.
Harry Reems seems pretty simple; morals are when you can afford them, and what you define it as. And, disappointingly, Buckley doesn't press him on the matter, but instead dismisses Reem's relativism for a more intellectually engaging dialogue with his attorney. Buckley missed a perfect opportunity to really show a kind of film crew / actor persona to the real world, and expose the immorality for those who hold staunch beliefs in relations between the sexes. Instead Buckley merely dismisses him and Reem's notions.Read more ›
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