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Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Pervert Park follows the everyday lives of the sex offenders in the park as they struggle to reintegrate into society.
Here is Rotten Tomato's Review of the Movie
that I watched - It's currently available on Netfilx, which is how I stumbled across it at 10PM on a Wednesday night. To read another viewpoint and review on this film, please Click here
to see what the NY Times had to say about it!
WARNING, this film is not for the faint hearted. It goes into some pretty deep detail about some crimes committed from the offenders themselves.
With that being said, what did I think about the film? I think it will open the minds to a lot of people and make people rethink how they see sexual offenders. Statistics show that most victims of a sexual crime knew their attacker. And this film shows just that. You will hear from registered offenders and how they themselves were victims of a sexual crime as a young child once. What about the offenders that were not victims themselves? They too explain where the deep, dark urges came from that earned them their registrant label.
Now I am not here to condone what sexual offenders are accused of doing. I am here to show you that these small communities where sexual offenders reside have their pros and cons and leave it up to you to decide how you feel about them.
I called the Mobile Home Park in which this movie is filmed and asked them on their insight of how people view them. It was a very nice chat - The person who I spoke to was very informative on the laws and regulations on where registered offenders can work, visit and live. And you would be very surprised to know just how much they are limited per Florida's strict laws to where and when they can leave their property (this too can be seen in the film). He also advised me that I should point out a website - The Florida Action Committee
and what they are trying to change with the laws and legislature that pertains to sex offenders. What do you think?
This is what the mobile home has in the about us section:
PALACE Mobile Home Park has provided housing for sex offenders for over a decade. We provide safe, affordable housing, while offering guidance and services to help an individual return to a normal life after incarceration. In our existence, no resident has been convicted of a new sex offence.
We offer assistance in acquiring benefits (VA, SSI, SSDI) if eligible. Additionally, we provide on-site counseling services and assistance in meeting all registration requirements.
Additionally, there are on-site church services, AA meetings and on-site counseling available.
We are centrally located close to transportation and many opportunities for employment.
From my understanding, this trailer park is here to help sexual offenders when the offender's own family, friends and community have all turned their backs against them. And what happens when everyone has given up on someone? The chance of re-offending skyrockets!
The trailer park also has therapy, what seems to be movie nights and an almost constant positive energy vibe going on. They are there to help each other not offend, get help, admit to their problems, seek guidance and be productive members of society once released from the housing community.
What are your thoughts on these "Sex offender communities"? Are you in support of them? Tell us below!