Shia Labeouf plays his own dad in the daring bio-pic ‘Honey Boy’

Shia Labeouf plays his own dad in the daring bio-pic ‘Honey Boy’

640 426

We’re 88Nine’s Justin Barney and Milwaukee Film’s Kpolly. We’re buds, we like cinema — we’re Cinebuds.

Kpolly here. Today on Cinebuds we are discussing the Shia Labeouf-penned biopic “Honey Boy,” which is available now on Amazon Prime.  

Labeouf wrote the film while he was in rehab after a series of personal and legal “whoopsies” he was involved in over the past couple of years. The film reflects on his childhood and the relationship with his problematic father.  Shia also plays his father in the film. But… he doesn’t play himself, as well — because that would just be confusing and a lot more experimental than we could handle! 

The film is directed by Alma Har’el, whose films Bombay Beach and LoveTrue brought her to the attention of Labeouf. They’ve been working to get this film made for at least five years. (Definitely check out her earlier movies!)

In the podcast we’ll discuss the film; our feelings about Shia — whether we like him or find him annoying or both — and we’ll also dip into a Disney film Thunderdome situation.

We’re glad to be able to continue to bring you our super dumb podcast while we’re all staying safe at home, waiting out this global pandemic, and fighting off the “stir-craziness” that’s just outside the window… Hang tight everyone. Stay safe and enjoy some movies!

Radio Milwaukee needs you! Give anything and you’re supporting everything – the music, events, and the community stories you love!

Like what you hear? Subscribe!

Get all of 88Nine’s podcasts delivered right to you weekly at RadioMilwaukee.org/Podcasts. We’ve got podcasts about music, food and film, with fresh episodes dropping every week! And don’t forget to check out our new podcast “By Every Measure,” a six-part exploration of systemic racism in Milwaukee.


88Nine Radio Milwaukee