Small Town Ecstasy

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This documentary is about Scott, a 40-year-old divorced father, his four children; Job (20), Craig (18), Heather (15) and Sam (13).

Scott has been introduced to the rave scene, and Ecstasy, by Craig. The two of them go out on the weekends, with some of Craigs friends, and stay up all night, dancing in a drug-fueled trance. Occasionally, they bring Heather and Sam along for the ride. While some Dad’s might fancy a trip to the park or to a game, Scott prefers the drug soaked night life for his precious little ones. Hes also aware of his role as a protector.

The second half revolves around his legal problems, the extremely limited, supervised custody hes grudgingly granted, and the tear-stained faces of his children, who want to see him as much as he wants to see them. Or maybe they just want to do more drugs with pop, who knows. Regardless, it makes for one of the most fascinating and controversial documentaries out there.

Small Town Ecstasy, 8.0 out of 10 based on 41 ratings

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  • Artemis

    It’s uncomfortable to watch.. How he’s gonna feel if his kids go further than extacy? He seems to be a loving father  (weird..,but loving),still though introducing xtc to his kids at this young age,is just wrong.Plus making choices as a 16year old,doesn’t mean you have to look like one.

  • Artemis

    It’s uncomfortable to watch.. How he’s gonna feel if his kids go further than extacy? He seems to be a loving father  (weird..,but loving),still though introducing xtc to his kids at this young age,is just wrong.Plus making choices as a 16year old,doesn’t mean you have to look like one.

  • Cossie

    “aren’t people great?” That is the perfect way to sum up how you feel on ecstacy. I don’t agree with the old man rolling with his son mainly because it is kind of weird! But man… if a dad and his son can get half cut on alcohol, why cant they feel the amazing empathy and love that comes through ecstacy? Shit… this drug was created as a tool to assist with marriage councelling, there are worse things dads could do with their children. The social stigma comes from the government’s prohibition of it, if it was legal, people wouldnt be up in arms about a dad sharing a night on ecstacy with his son.

    • Cossie

      ok… I wrote the above comment only a few minutes into this doco, 19 mins in… being at a house party and ENCOURAGING your 13 year old son to roll is beyond fucked up. What a shit excuse for a dad. I take back much of the above.

    • Vitalstatistix

      MDMA was not created as a tool for marriage counselling. It was created by the German company Merck in 1912 as a precursor to another compound they were developing.
      After its human pharmacology was studied in the 1970′s it was then used for that purpose. It was also studied along with mescaline and LSD by the CIA as an interrogation tool in MKULTRA

  • Devon

    This documentary was obviously taken around the mid 1990′s, so I am really curious to where and how the family is now. Anyone know of any updates?

    • annoymous

      They struggled a lot. They went through some terrible times. They got addicted to other drugs and fell to the bottom of the pit. Their father became addicted to other drugs and still is. But ultimately the kids cut their father out of their lives and changed. Three out of four are happily married and have beautiful children but it was the hardest road they ever had to go down. They woudl take it all back ifthey could.

      • legitcommentthere

        SEEMS LEGIT

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1147292651 Chrystl Zellweger

    yeahh 13 and 15 are bit young… if they would be 23 and 26 would seem ok for me ..hehe.. that he is doing drugs…no problem whit that, drugs are fun when u know how to handle them :)

  • Jsslvng

    Very interesting. I would give it 8.5/10. Definitely worth a watch

  • William Call

    Sorry but this guy has no respect for his own children….doing this with his kids is way over the line of common sense….he can do what he wants when he is alone….but this…..he needs a smack upside his head.

  • Mb0674

    Please someone tell me why thier wearing surgical mask!?I understand why they suck on binkys cause of the need to grind your teeth. 

    • OldAzzJuggalo4Life

      Rave kids put vicks vapor rub in them cus it feels really cool when youre on e

  • Poop

    Fart.

  • fdfref

    the dad is clearly in the closet. SUPER GAY DAD

  • GRAPE!

    It is much ore responsible for Him as a parent to let them make the decision to do it at home safely first with him. However I feel it is Irresponsible for him to give it to his 13 and 15 year old because yes they are under developed in their cognition and overall brain function. Wether this is a “midlife crisis” or not the father shows that you can absolutely be a functioning and respectable figure of society and fatherhood while taking such a substance. He is a loving and supportive father and that is more than be spoken about a lot of fathers in the United States. So let him go for his supposed transgressions.

  • ShaneB

    Yeah I think people are kinda missing the point here. SURE it’s totally irresponsible to be engaging kids with drugs DUH but this doco is an examination of what it is to be a parent. He is a tragic figure, who says he is just ‘living his life’ but he satisfies his own wants and desires ahead of his children. He loves and wants to be apart of his children’s lives. Partying is a way for him to both love is children AND ‘live’ his life. It throws up heaps of questions about devotion, committment and identity as a parent. I’m not a parent myself but I found this one really interesting. Going to go call my dad now

  • embla valgeirs

    This is kinda cool… i think I might get into the whole ex mdma scene!