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Lloyd Kaufman and a Half-Century of Troma

April 7, 2022

On this week’s episode, Sonny is very pleased—and a little star struck!—to be joined by Lloyd Kaufman, the mind behind Troma Entertainment, to discuss his latest film, #ShakespearesShitstorm, as well as his 50 years in the business as one of the few truly independent indie filmmakers. Kaufman is probably best known for directing The Toxic Avenger, its sequels, and Tromeo and Juliet, as well as producing Class of Nuke ’Em High. But his company, Troma, has been a hot spring of talent for decades, serving as early homes for James Gunn (The Guardians of the GalaxyThe Suicide Squad), Trey Parker and Matt Stone (South Park), and Eli Roth (HostelKnock Knock). 

Warning: This episode contains slightly saltier language than usual, but what else would you expect from a mind whose greatest film prominently involves gym rats running over a kid on a bike for fun?