Unhung HeroFollowing a failed marriage proposal seen on Youtube ’round the world, Patrick Moote was suddenly confronted with a life-long insecurity of the largest proportions: a “small” penis. In a society that promotes the bigger-is-better ideology at every level, Moote decided not just to take matters into his own hands. If society feels he truly is too small to be a sufficient man, he wants to expose the reasons why and see if it can be resolved.

Like most children, Moote endured an adolescence of torment. Unfortunately, whereas many of those hurtful comments remain unsubstantiated or resolvable (e.g. too fat, too thin, braces, glasses, et. al), having an undersized penis may be the most psychologically damaging of any irreconcilable body feature.

Director Brian Spitz follows Moote on a series of rollicking trips to his pediatrician, a urologist, a sex shop, a ‘jelqing’ expert, and a host of other cultures, examining the peen-scene frankly from all angles. Jelqing, by the way, is a natural enhancement technique where the penis is stretched to induce small tears, much the way bodybuilders tear muscle in order to enhance its growth. Moote even visits a porn industry expo and asks both male and female porn stars and directors their thoughts about the hot topic of cock size. 

The consensus: There are plenty of ways men can give pleasure regardless of penis size, or even the penis at all. 

One actress explains that her foot fetish can be satisfied without any penile involvement, and when Moote asks legendary actor Ron Jeremy, “Do you have to have a giant dick?” Jeremy notes, “A good tongue is more important.”

According to Moote’s research, we spend over $5 BILLION a year in penile-enhancement products. As Moote puts it, “That’s more than the entire budget for the Red Cross.” Within this context, it seems our culture is more concerned with blood flow to the male member than it is with blood flow to those who need it to live. All of a sudden, the idea that a man’s view of his penis could be of the same magnitude as life-and-death begins to, well, take shape. 

Moote also frames the concept of penis size in a biological context, citing “Sexual Selection” as an evolutionary reason why humans tend to have penises much larger than functionally necessary to survive. As the journey continues, Moote appears to find more reasons to obsess about his penis size than reasons why it matters. This paradox begs the viewer to question whether Moote’s exotic adventure results in an ultimately Moote point.

One thing is certain: Moote may have a below-average sized penis, but he has a far above-average sized set of balls. Both courageous in its honesty and refreshingly down-to-earth in the exchanges Moote shares with others, Unhung Hero may be just the type of necessary dick-tum from which we learn to shed this unnecessary stigma.

Unhung Hero: Now available from Breaking Glass Pictures on DVD!