Natalie Gravenor | Monday December 5th, 2011
Darren Aronofsky, acclaimed director of Black Swan, The Fountain, The Wrestler and Pi, has often been told that his harrowing, visceral adaptation of Hubert Selby, Jr.’s chronicle of drug addiction hell, Requiem For A Dream, is as effective a plea as any against substance abuse.
Requiem For A Dream showed how both illicit (heroin) and over the counter (diet pills) drugs led their users down a nightmare alley.
Now Aronofsky has devoted his visual flair and storytelling talent to warning teenagers and young adults about crystal meth, a synthetic psychostimulant that is injected or smoked, much like crack.
You can watch the downright scary PSAs (public service anouncements) at methproject.org
Here is one ad with a particularly disturbing twist: