Teaser for Doug Benson’s “Super High Me”
Doug Benson is essentially taking a punch line from his act and making it into a movie. Super High Me is using the template of Super Size Me to make a movie about marijuana’s effects, with Benson abstaining from smoking pot for 30 days and then getting baked for 30 straight days (“Business as usual” as he describes it).
After viewing the teaser below, I think I actually want Super High Me to be a little serious at times. There’s a suggestion that it’s more documentary than a funny riff on a format, so I might end up very pleased. I laughed pretty hard at Super Size Me at times, much of it because at the core it was important - the public health risks of how we eat. Of course this subject matter is, arguably, not as serious unless Benson is going to look at something like mandatory sentencing laws putting away relative minor offenders. Not sure Benson has something like that in him, but at least the film will have some cameos from folks like Bob Odenkirk and Brian Posehn. That ain’t so bad.