He’s best known for his acrid breakthrough film, “In the Company of Men.” But Neil LaBute’s made a career out of telling difficult truths about the human condition and human cruelty. “The Shape of Things,” “”Dirty Weekend,” “The Wicker Man” — even the films that don’t work out have challenging themes.
Tough subjects (“Lakeview Terrace” and racism, “The Shape of Things” — cruel parameters of physical beauty) have never scared him off. He’s done taboo TV (“Billy and Billy,” an incest comedy) and most recently the Netflix series “Van Helsing.”
He’s producer on one of the indie marvels of the summer, “Some Freaks,” and we’re talking about that picture.
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