Tickled documentary to air on HBO with bonus follow-up special

David Farrier and Dylan Reeve’s documentary Tickled is ostensibly about the “competitive endurance tickling” scene, but that doesn’t really capture just how surprising and weird the film truly is. For anyone who hasn’t seen it, HBO will be airing Tickled on February 27 (at which point it will also hit HBO Now and HBO…

Here’s what’s coming to (and going from) HBO Now in February

Though we’ve all been having some fun with HBO’s The Young Pope this month, the premium cable network’s real big stuff is going to start kicking in next month. February will see the season premieres of Last Week Tonight and the final season of Girls, as well as the series premieres of Pete Holmes’ Crashing and the…

The subjects of the Tickled documentary confronted the filmmakers at the premiere

David Farrier and Dylan Reeve’s recent documentary Tickled is far from the playful celebration of laughter that its title might imply, as its actually an exposé of the dark world of “competitive endurance tickling”—which also turns out to be a front for a fetish porn ring built on blackmail and lawsuits. Now,…

A disturbing exposé about people being Tickled on camera

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No documentary generated more breathless buzz at this year’s Sundance Film Festival than Tickled, which begins as a lighthearted look at the alleged sport of “competitive endurance tickling” and gradually turns into something much more disturbing. The folks in Park City who raved about the film’s unpredictable twists…