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'UNCUT PEE-WEE' (2020 / TRT 2:18)

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If the Safdie brothers (Uncut Gems) directed Paul Reubens’s dark Pee-wee Herman script (synopsis below), it *might* look something like this.

“…Pee-wee emerges from prison to become an unlikely yodeling star; then moves to Hollywood and becomes a movie star; then he develops a severe pill and alcohol addiction that turns him into a monster. ‘I’ve referred to it as the Valley of the Dolls Pee-wee movie,’ Reubens says, dead serious. ‘It's about fame.’" . . . “…he's been pitching studios on The Pee-wee Herman Story, a very un-Pee-wee-sounding screenplay that takes his puckish TV persona into dark and unexpected territory (Pee-wee gets sent to a mental hospital for shock treatment for his alcoholism, no joke).”

Excerpts above from The Hollywood Reporter:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/pee-wee-hermans-dark-reboot-paul-reubens-is-ready-stage-a-comeback-1273962

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