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The Rubberbandits’ Blind Boy reveals why he lied to the media about his upcoming documentary

The outspoken star orchestrated a complete media hoax for a very good reason.

Blindboy and Joanne McNally ahead of the Vodafone Comedy Carnival
Blindboy and Joanne McNally ahead of the Vodafone Comedy Carnival

The Rubberbandits’ Blind Boy has admitted that he lied to the media about his upcoming documentary.

Blind Boy and the other half of the comedy hip-hop duo, Mr Chrome are best known for their controversial music and comedic performances, but now they’re trying their hand at documentary making.

Last year the Limerick natives made a documentary about the 1916 Easter Rising and it was so well received that RTE commissioned them to create four more documentaries about various topics.

“We did a documentary about 1916 last year, which got nominated for and IFTA, so off the back of that RTE gave us four more documentaries.” Blind Boy exclusively told VIP. “We made four documentaries about sex, reality, the internet and money.”

Their documentary about 1916 received rave reviews.
Their documentary about 1916 received rave reviews.

Last July, The Sunday World reported that they found an ad posted by the comic duo on an adult website which read, “Professional Porn Actors and Ordinary Couples wanted for paid TV gig. I’m working on a TV programme that examines our relationship to sex.

“One: A male and female who are experienced in porn / performing sex on film. We’re looking for one male, one female, both of whom are very good looking, with professional credits in porn, who are in their 20s or 30s, to do a live sex shoot with our crew.”

Blind Boy has now revealed that the advertisement was just a media hoax to”throw them off the scent”  and does not reflect the true nature of the documentary.

“I told the media there were going to people having sex on my documentary to throw them off the scent,” he said.

PHOTO: Mark Stedman
PHOTO: Mark Stedman

“I wanted to promote an idea that we were going to do something really silly and stupid and have Irish people having sex to throw them of the scent, but the fact is we wanted to do something with critical rigor.

“I wanted to abolish the idea of sexual morality, the only thing we need to be concerned about with sex is consent,” he continued. “With regards to what anyone else does, it’s none of my business but if there’s no consent then it’s the public’s business  because it’s a crime.”

Their series of documentaries will begin airing next month.

The comedy duo are performing at the Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway, which runs in venues across Galway city, from Tuesday, October 25th to Monday, October 31st – you can purchase tickets here.

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