'Oxyana' documentary doesn't paint fl...

'Oxyana' documentary doesn't paint flattering picture of area, residents say

There are 30 comments on the Bluefield Daily Telegraph story from Sep 6, 2012, titled 'Oxyana' documentary doesn't paint flattering picture of area, residents say. In it, Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports that:

Production is on schedule for "Oxyana," a widely debated documentary about the prescription drug abuse epidemic in southern West Virginia.

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Since: Jul 12

Oceana, WV

#1 Sep 6, 2012
Is anyone looking forward to being famous?
Beer Lover

United States

#2 Sep 6, 2012
Hopefully the get good pictures of some of the pill heads so maybe a few more of these theives will disappear with the others.

Since: Jul 12

Oceana, WV

#3 Sep 6, 2012
Oh, wow, some of those people were totally murdered. Yeah, I'm no fan of drug abuse, but murder is a lil drastic, don't you think?

Maybe the people on the film will get help to reform their way of life.
Beer Lover

United States

#4 Sep 6, 2012
If these people want to work to supporttheir habits I dont care. The ones that steal to get high need to be done away with for the benifit of society.

Since: Jul 12

Oceana, WV

#5 Sep 6, 2012
Yes, if all of the murder supporters could please make a point to be interviewed for this film, it would really help the rest of us recognize you when we see you around.
Ace

AOL

#6 Sep 7, 2012
Is this a surprise? What could be flattering about a bunch of oxy addicts.
Earl Pitts

Pineville, WV

#7 Sep 7, 2012
Tell me, how could a movie be made about a drug infested county showing all the ways people kill themselves with drugs, and be flattering to the county? Not possible, this county is becoming a sespool of drugs and thieves, a few more people need to start shooting the thieving bastards, that'll thin them out a little and send a message to the ones that are left to maybe stop breaking into peoples property.
t_d_b

Oceana, WV

#8 Sep 7, 2012
Well, I believe that they only used Oceana because the name sounds catchy as "Oxyana". The drugs are this bad all over the world. It just so happens that the name of our town is very convenient. After this film, all of the nonaddicts are going to have to defend themselves everywhere they go when people ask where they are from. It makes everyone in the town look bad. Not everyone in Oceana are on drugs. This film is just going to make everyone around here look bad. It will just make all the rumors and stereotyping worse.

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#10 Sep 9, 2012
The "trailer" for it seems "dark" for sure.

Since: Jul 12

Oceana, WV

#11 Sep 9, 2012
I advise everyone to avoid this film crew and take no part in this project. I've asked and wondered all along how the participants are compensated, but have never received any answers from the film makers or the participants. Do the people in the film get paid??
lucky

Pineville, WV

#12 Sep 9, 2012
Awesome_Steve_Monkey wrote:
I advise everyone to avoid this film crew and take no part in this project. I've asked and wondered all along how the participants are compensated, but have never received any answers from the film makers or the participants. Do the people in the film get paid??
If you're not in it its none of your business is it.

“Dan IS the Man”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#13 Sep 9, 2012
I hope they enjoy their 15 minutes of being infamous.
wall trash

Brenton, WV

#14 Sep 9, 2012
well i dont get it ...do you people think its not really a problem around here..drugs have taken over.anymore its not whos doin drugs its whos not doing em. the number of hooked people will suprise ya. just try to get out and drive around...maybe with your eyes open this time ..wyoming county sucks now days. i dont know much about the mullens croud but the pineville and oceana ones will floor ya. if its not hookers its pill poppers, but then again they usually got hand in hand......... when will it ever end?
Rham Emanuel

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Sep 9, 2012
Awesome_Steve_Monkey wrote:
I advise everyone to avoid this film crew and take no part in this project. I've asked and wondered all along how the participants are compensated, but have never received any answers from the film makers or the participants. Do the people in the film get paid??
Steve should be the Star character in the film being a pill head.

Since: Jul 12

Oceana, WV

#16 Sep 10, 2012
It seems to me...

If the people in the movie are not compensated - they donate their stories to Shawn Dunne and then he sells his movie and makes a profit - that's exploitation. Why is he profitting from the misfortune of others?

If people are paid to be in the movie and they are selected because they are drug addicted, isn't that supporting a means for that person to get more drugs? If the people in the movie receive welfare, they will be required to report that income and their benefits will be reduced in accordance with the money the person earned - has the person gained anything? If they are paid "under the table", that again supports an underground society of welfare fraud and drug abuse.

The only benefit the people participating in the movie could receive is rehabilitation. If I knew that Sean Dunne was making efforts to reform the drug addicts he is exposing, I would be more supportive of this movie. I find it unlikely, however.
Leonard Toler

Huntington, WV

#17 Sep 11, 2012
t_d_b wrote:
Well, I believe that they only used Oceana because the name sounds catchy as "Oxyana". The drugs are this bad all over the world. It just so happens that the name of our town is very convenient. After this film, all of the nonaddicts are going to have to defend themselves everywhere they go when people ask where they are from. It makes everyone in the town look bad. Not everyone in Oceana are on drugs. This film is just going to make everyone around here look bad. It will just make all the rumors and stereotyping worse.
Wow atleast somebody has caught on . We should be able to deal with all of that as much as it is going to " Stimulate the Economy" around here. We will all be rich then and everyone "will" be able to afford pills. Lets get a statue of the producer and put in the park
Earl

Charlottesville, VA

#18 Sep 11, 2012
Awesome_Steve_Monkey wrote:
It seems to me...
If the people in the movie are not compensated - they donate their stories to Shawn Dunne and then he sells his movie and makes a profit - that's exploitation. Why is he profitting from the misfortune of others?
If people are paid to be in the movie and they are selected because they are drug addicted, isn't that supporting a means for that person to get more drugs? If the people in the movie receive welfare, they will be required to report that income and their benefits will be reduced in accordance with the money the person earned - has the person gained anything? If they are paid "under the table", that again supports an underground society of welfare fraud and drug abuse.
The only benefit the people participating in the movie could receive is rehabilitation. If I knew that Sean Dunne was making efforts to reform the drug addicts he is exposing, I would be more supportive of this movie. I find it unlikely, however.
I don't think anyone cares whether you give support. You give yourself too much credit.
truth

Brenton, WV

#20 Sep 11, 2012
I think it tells the truth!!! Are u ppl in denial or something??/

Since: Jul 12

Oceana, WV

#22 Sep 12, 2012
You believe we are in the "epicenter of the Oxycontin epidemic"? The epicenter is the point on the Earth's surface that is directly above the point where an earthquake or underground explosion originates. This man is saying that people abuse Oxycotin everywhere because it originated in Wyoming County.

He also says, "Oceana, West Virginia, sits squarely in one of Godís blind spots" and it's as if we are "closer in kind to the world of a medieval plague." He says: "Worn down and out by the pills, the mines, or the indignity of both, everyone is easily twice their own age, and unable to imagine an existence outside of coal, subsidies, and prescription narcotics. Things could hardly get darkeró or more fucked and implausibleó than in this place called Oceana."

He plans to not only blame us for prescription drug abuse, but also welfare abuse, the evil of coal, and our blind faith in some ineffecient God that apparently doesn't help us because he can't even see us. Maybe this describes you, but I live in Wyoming County and I'm not involved in any of those things - I resent being blamed for them, especially by someone visiting from NYC.

If a sincere person discovered these problems, perhaps he would be so concerned, he would raise some money, come back, and help rehabilitate these pathetic people. Sean Dunne raised $50,000 and he will be using it to film these pathetic people, profitting from his movie-making, and leaving behind the mess he found so "f*cked". Would you stand by filming a person while they drowned? It's the same sort of exploitation, profitting from another's misfortune.

He's making a movie NOT because it's so sad... but because we're so entertaining. It's not so hard to blow up the mountains for coal if people believe no one but pathetic losers live there anyway.
Puke

Saint Albans, WV

#23 Sep 12, 2012
New York City is one of the dirtiest shit holes on the planet. You can't walk down the streets without being overcome by the stench of piss or crap and bums and hookers and lunatics.

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