As the founder of Troma Entertainment, Lloyd Kaufman is pretty much a god to genre fans. And as a filmmaker who has remained truly independent for nearly half a century, he is someone you shouldn’t be ashamed to admire. His films are as crass as they are vast; from Tromeo and Juliet, The Toxic Avenger, Redneck Zombies, Class of Nuke ‘Em High, Rabid Grannies, Terror Firmer and many more.
Recently, Lloyd (and his wife Pat Kaufman) stopped by the Movie Crypt Podcast with Adam Green and Joe Lynch to touch on a number of topics. Kaufman discusses his days before Troma, working on such films as Rocky and Saturday Night Fever to what the climate for the independent filmmaker looks like today. He also touches on the topic of movie piracy. In a nutshell; he doesn’t seem to have a problem with it. In fact, on more than one occasion, he encourages everyone to check out Troma’s YouTube channel where you can watch over 200 of their films for free. What a swell guy.
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