“Unauthorized And Proud Of It,” from director Ilko Davidov and BulletProof Film, chronicles the life of Todd Loren: the controversial publisher of unauthorized, illustrated biographies of rock and roll performers.
It is often said that truth is stranger than fiction, and no phrase could more accurately describe Todd Loren’s story. “Unauthorized And Proud Of It” takes a multifaceted look at rock music, comic books, and Loren’s own achievements; including his landmark legal victory that established First Amendment protections for comic books and graphic novels.
Todd Loren was a brilliant businessman and a First Amendment crusader, but he was also known for creating legions of enemies through his insufferable actions. At the height of his success, Loren was fatally stabbed. His murder remains unsolved 13 years later, though clues point to Andrew Cunanan, the reported serial killer who has been linked to the 1997 slaying of fashion designer Gianni Versace.
With interviews from rock stars Alice Cooper and Mojo Nixon, and from comic book publishers Denis Kitchen and Gary Groth; and music by Elvis Costello, Pegboy, and Mojo Nixon, “Unauthorized And Proud Of It” celebrates the accomplishments of this entrepreneur, and the phenomenon that was Rock ‘N’ Roll Comics.