i finally caught up with hbo’s small town ecstasy, which follows a northern california family where the dad has gotten into the rave and party drug scene since his divorce (after being introduced to the scene by his 18-year old son). the documentary is really great at presenting the story in a fairly even-handed way, when it would have been easy to let an anti-drug or pro-personal-responsibility message weigh the film down.

just looking for a little information about what happened since the documentary, i turned up that the dad was charged with felony child endangerment based on the footage, which is no great surprise. (he provides the money for his 13 and 15 year-old kids to get some ecstasy at a house party, despite his 18-year old son trying to dissuade him from letting it happen.)

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