Dope Sick Love

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Dope Sick Love is a really remarkable documentary made for HBO about two pairs of heroin addicted lovers roaming the streets of NYC. There is no narration and we never see any interviews with the subjects, the camera just follows them around, like a third eye, completely detached.

The people being followed don’t even seem aware that they’re being filmed! (or, at least, they don’t seem to care). The footage is amazingly candid. This is as real as it gets. The nuts and bolts of what its like to be on the street and addicted to heroin. We watch them score dope, shoot it, make up, hustle, and even impersonate cops to rob people, and about a million other tiny details that less observant documentary filmmakers would leave out.

Some of the footage is truly horrifying. Like watching one guy frantically searching for the fix he lost. And when he does find it, the guy literally dances in the street.

The cyclical nature of drug addiction becomes very apparent while watching this. EVERYTHING is about getting the next score to these folks, yet the next score seems to be well worth the immense trouble they go through.

Dope Sick Love, 8.2 out of 10 based on 51 ratings

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  • Emm

    These people are the very definition of “scum of society”. Living the junkie dream…

    • ONE

      That is really rude to say. That shit is addictive I don’t care what other people say about it. The people that use are NOT “scum of society”. Its dope thats the scum its just sad too see how easy mankind are just easily influenced and addicted to that shit.

    • Rebel30

      have some compassion you never know whats around the corner 

    • Rebel30

      have some compassion you never know whats around the corner 

    • Peace love & happiness

      Each one of us r an image of God.. It is “thinkers” like u that usually end up w the addicted kids.. Although I don’t wish this upon anyone… I come from a well respected family w money but I still fell quite hard into the drug scene!!! I’ve put them thru so much b4 I got clean… I pray for a nonjudgental world… Having people out there that think this way holds us back from being able to b honest about who I am(and will b the rest of my life)… Just something to think about…

  • Steve

    Drugs can make you do some fucked up things, especially when if you dont have them you are sick as hell throwing up all over yourself and shitting your pants for what seems like an eternity.

  • Joey

    This documentary seems to be down. Any chance of making it work again?
    Thanks for a great site anyway.

    • 123123

      Look up the parts on youtube. They’re there.

    • 123123

      Look up the parts on youtube. They’re there.

  • warfer

    “Drugs can make you do some fucked up things, especially when if you dont have them you are sick as hell throwing up all over yourself and shitting your pants for what seems like an eternity.”

    Even more of a good reason not to take the crap in the first place..

  • http://addictioncalifornia.com/heroin-addiction/ Heroin Addiction

    Heroin addiction is not confined to any one section of our society, and not all heroin addicts are homeless vagabonds wandering the streets looking for a way to get the next dose, or lying in an apparently comatose state while high.

  • Whatever

    this is sad to watch :((((

  • Sophie

    how did you watch it? the link doesnt work

  • Sophie

    how did you watch it? the link doesnt work

  • fuck off and die

    fuck everyone saying they arent the scum of society they have the power to say no just like you and i. i dont think these people suffer enough. they deserve everything they fucking get. true wastes of life.

    • Peace love & happiness

      I find ur comment truly offensive… Unless u have been in there shoes, like I have, don’t judge… U never know someone’s true walk of life… For all u know it could have been a doctor that first prescribed opiates.. It wasn’t all that long ago that doctors thought oxycotin was the “miracle drug” only to find out now those patients r heroin addicts…

  • fuck off and die

    fuck everyone saying they arent the scum of society they have the power to say no just like you and i. i dont think these people suffer enough. they deserve everything they fucking get. true wastes of life.

  • guest

    so i don’t understand tracy’s dad. he wants to help tracy and matt but “we can’t do it without your help”. what a load of sh*t. stick them into rehab! not only that, but he also continues to give her $100 a week or whatever which he knows very well is being spent on heroin. my god.

    amazing documentary though. thank-you!

  • guest

    so i don’t understand tracy’s dad. he wants to help tracy and matt but “we can’t do it without your help”. what a load of sh*t. stick them into rehab! not only that, but he also continues to give her $100 a week or whatever which he knows very well is being spent on heroin. my god.

    amazing documentary though. thank-you!

    • Peace love & happiness

      No one can force a person to b clean!! They have to do it bc they want to.. My mom forced me into rehabs, halfway houses, ect.. I played there game, told them what they wanted to hear knowing I was getting high the second I left.. The only way to help is to “not help”… Giving her money is rediculou.. Usually it takes hitting bottom but it happens alot quicker when there’s no money…

  • Siannononeill

    Sounds like Dublin’s Adam & Paul, great film.

  • Lavendee

    removed! bummer

  • http://www.facebook.com/alice.schuerz Alice Schuerz

    http://www.putlocker.com/file/ECD1A0954E0AC593#
    this link doesnt work, heres a new one you can wath the docu whit…