Although he can be a good writer, Mailer should never have made this dreadful film. He shot this hodgepodge in five days, then took the next two years to edit the 45 hours of footage down to 110 minutes. He also had to write a few books in order to pay the bills for what must be the most
expensive home movie ever made. It took more than 100 people and a quintet of camera crews to make this horribly pretentious film-within-a-film. It's sometime in the future and Mailer plays a presidential candidate who is also a film director. He's making a movie in Long Island in which he
co-stars as the manager of a brothel for women. He runs the place with his half brother, Torn...