Bob Fosse’s 1974 film “Lenny” based on Julian Beck’s Broadway play follows Lenny Bruce from his early days as a comic working in cheap strip club dives to his final years after being busted over and over again by the police for drug and obscenity charges. His last club performances consisted of him reading court documents from his trials. His brilliance as a social satirist lost somewhere in between.
Attached here is a review I wrote a couple of years over at Halo-17 ago on this interesting if uneven film.
Here is a short scene from “Lenny.”
Here is a taste of the real Lenny!