When comedian Patrick Moote’s girlfriend rejected his marriage proposal at a basketball game, he was forced to confront a problem. His girlfriend explained later that one of the reasons she wouldn’t marry him was, to make a long story short, his small dick. In a new documentary that asks, “Does size matter?” Moote walks the path of the Unhung Hero.
The “cockumentary” is a raunchy existential journey exploring penis size and the curious world of the penis enlargement industry. Along the way, Moote learns about things some people (read: gays) take for granted. “The gay community is so much more open about everything sexual,” he says. “There’s a good amount of people who do explore these things, but I’d say the average boring, sexually frustrated straight person is not willing to dive too deep into the world of cockrings and fisting. That would force them to be honest with themselves, about who they are sexually, and we were all taught at a young age doing that is very, very bad.”
Unsurprisingly, gay guys have their members on the mind, but Moote says it’s equally a straight fixation. “Gay guys are definitely more vocal about it, though, especially if they’re ‘size queens,’ so we did talk to a lot of them,” he says. In the film, he sits down for a sobering conversation with sexpert Dan Savage and even walks through The Castro in San Francisco, getting the gay say on penis size. “I loved how open they were. The honesty was refreshing . . . and a little brutal at times. I really think the gay community has responded more to the journey of self-acceptance in the film.”