Screenwriter has name removed from Bully

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com July 14 2001 12:00 AM ET

According to The Hollywood Reporter, screenwriter David McKenna (Blow) was so disappointed with the film Bully that he is listed on the credits using the pseudonym Zachary Long. Though he initially viewed the opportunity to adapt the script, a tale of childhood revenge rife with gay undercurrents, as a “gift from the gods,” upon seeing the finished product he fired off a scathing letter to director Larry Clark (Kids) and the film’s producers claiming that the finished product “resembled a porno” and was filled with “unbelievably gratuitous sex, no story, zero motivation [and] no character development.” Lions Gate, the film’s distributor, has no comment on the situation.