Zev Asher

2001, 06:00 minutes, colour, English


Several decades ago, the General Motors corporation sponsored the release of an LP entitled "Chevrolet Sings of Safe Driving and You". This recording was part of GM's "continuing efforts to communicate with youth...and convey to them the necessity for sound, sensible, safe driving". While the groovy licks and clever word play may have got some teen toes tapping, the "live fast, die young" message coming out of Hollywood offered a contrary example. Role model of the day, Steve McQueen, showed kids that driving at hair raising top speeds would get you to your destination faster and harder. The ultimate antithesis to GM's driver safety proselytizing was Roger Corman's classic "Death Race 2000". Aimed squarely at the youth market, this action masterpiece depicted a roadrace where hitting pedestrians earned valuable points for the competitors.

In "DST", Canadian porn icon Peter North helps shed some light on the confusing issues of road safety in the 21st century. Mr. North is one of the pornography industry's most cautious drivers, and as a role model for today's youth, he helps steer kids in the right direction. The real danger, it seems, is Daylight Savings Time.

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