Monday, August 07, 2017

My Interview With 'Icarus' Director Bryan Fogel

Bryan Fogel is best known as the guy who co-wrote and starred in Jewtopia. But a few years ago, he decided he needed to reinvent himself. So, he hatched an idea to test anabolic steroids on himself, Super Size Me-style, and see how they affected him. But during his research, he met a Russian doctor who, it turns out, was deeply involved in that country's Olympic doping scandal. The resulting documentary, Icarus, details what happened. For MEL, I talked to Fogel about PEDs, Russian hacking, the notion of "clean" sports, and whether he feared for his life once he stumbled upon the country's doping operation. Hope you enjoy.