Recounting the high-profile doping scandal that rocked Major League Baseball, director Billy Corben (Cocaine Cowboys) takes us into the surreal Miami underworld that provided performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez and other star players.
“We were looking to create Coen brothers-esque experience of telling a quirky tale about a wild cast of characters… and highlighting the absurdity of it all was the goal,” Corben told For The Win.
“The idea I came away from it [is], ‘These are the new values of America.’ That’s something I walked away with in the middle of some interviews we did during filming and seeing how Alex and MLB behaved. While it seems like a uniquely Florida story, it struck me as reflecting values of America now, ones that I think are warped and misguided. In the end, (the story) kind of had a ‘crime paid’ aspect to it. MLB and Alex ended up winning. The rich got richer and the poor got poorer and that’s so America 2018.
On a happier note, A-Rod just got engaged!
So he has that going for him.
Which is nice.
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