Live Ledge #237: Who Is a Dog Named Gucci?
But anybody who has spent any time at all with Bechard is aware of his adoration of dogs. Besides being a pet owner almost all of his life, Bechard has long been a loud advocate for stricter laws against those who do anything to hurt them. (In other words, never get him started on NFL quarterback Michael Vick.)
In 1994, Alabama professor Doug James was chatting with a neighbor when he noticed some teens setting a puppy on fire. James rescued the dog, and after his recovery from multiple surgeries "Gucci" became the face of a mission to change the animal abuse laws in Alabama.
When Bechard became aware of this case, he immediately knew this was to be his next documentary. Along with Gucci's tale, "A Dog Named Gucci" tells the tales of beautiful canines such as Susie, Louis, and Nitro. Each of these dogs suffered through horrific acts, but each of them also led to legislative action.
After hitting the festival circuit, "A Dog Named Gucci" will be available for purchase next Tuesday (4/19). This special edition also includes over two hours of extra features. Bechard sat in on most of tonight's Live Ledge to chat about the film, and also provided some updates on future screenings of "Who Is Lydia Loveless?" As always, Bechard picked a handful of his current favorite tunes, and the second half of the show is devoted to "dog" songs.
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Thanks again, Gorman, for sitting in on the show!