The Occupiers - an interesting fraud
"No, but it is a niche we are wanting to exploit," he said.
"So this is all about money?" I asked.
"You think Vivid-alt is all about breaking new bands on MySpace?" he asked.
"Well yeah ... "
Shot in Gaza in 2005, The Occupiers follows a group of guys who "may be" Israeli Defensive Force (IDF) soldiers through villages where they have "girlfriends".
"Rocket attacks from either side aren't random," X said when I asked about the danger of such trysts. "Both sides have relationships with each other."
"What do Palestinians think about 'their women' cavorting with the enemy?" I asked.
"That part is business," he said.
"I don't believe you."
The Hebrew text is part of the 23rd Psalm, the sunlight doesn't seem right, I am of the impression that Gaza doesn't have buildings that high (in fact, the background looks like Brazil), and I have the sneaking feeling that the Intifada doesn't produce lithe swimsuit models.
Yehudi assured me it was all kosher.
"It's true," he said. "Things aren't as black and white over there."
X said he and a small crew mostly shot at night but were able to get some outside daylight scenes, such as the one above.
I suggest the subtitle be West Bank Skanks.
X originally contacted me looking for U.S. distribution of The Occupiers. I gave him a few numbers. It may be coming to a video store near you soon (or even next year, in Jerusalem).
What's interesting is that this hoax might be more true than the Debbie Does Dallas ... Again series.