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Movie review: 'The Weird World of Blowfly'

Movie review: 'The Weird World of Blowfly'

The curious, vulgar tale of Clarence "Blowfly" Reid and his music can be best understood through an interaction between him and Miami electronic producer Otto Von Schirach near the end of "The Weird World of Blowfly," a documentary celebrating the life of the bawdy performer.

"You were pretty disgusting," Von Schirach tells Reid after a Blowfly gig. "Why, thank you," responds the 72-year-old singer, who since 1969 has performed — in a sequined blue mask and faux superhero's outfit — dirty parody songs that would make Hugh Hefner blush.

Over the course of his 50-year career, Reid has written straight pop music but is best known for...

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