‘Tusk’ review: Kevin Smith turns a weird podcast into an even weirder movie
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“Twitter gives up gifts all the time. It gave up a gift last night.”
In June 2013, around 11 minutes into his weekly podcast, director Kevin Smith introduced a strange story that he’d come across on Twitter. It was a listing on an apartment rental website, offering up a free room in a nice house under some conditions: the tenant, on occasion, would have to dress up as a walrus. The owner of the house had apparently once lived on an island with an actual walrus, and he dreamed of reliving that companionship in his old age.
Smith and his co-host bantered back and forth about this absurd listing, spinning it out into an even stranger tale of their own. Though the segment went on for an hour, it was after just 20 minutes that Smith…