Early on, I said the movie was going to be an epic poem, an Odyssey of American trash culture. I was damn close.
Structurally, it bears a striking resemblance to Dante’s Inferno. Each of the nine circles of hell are represented in almost perfect descending order — limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy, violence, fraud, and finally treachery.
I have more to say about the film and its layers, but I don’t want to spoil anything before the wide release.