The Elephant Man – Filtered
Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick, a 19th-century Englishman afflicted with a disfiguring congenital disease. With the help of kindly Dr. Frederick Treves, Merrick attempts to regain the dignity he lost after years spent as a side-show freak.
This movie, based on a true story, was full of emotion. For the most part, it is a fairly clean movie, but it does show the Elephant Man getting teased for money, beaten with a cane and publicly displayed as a freak. It was a good reminder that the people we truly are are on the inside of the shells we call the body. It should be noted that the Elephant Man (as he did in true life) went to sleep one night while lying flat on his back- knowing full well that he would suffocate.