Independent Lens

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Trailer | Feels Good Man

Feels Good Man is the story of how artist Matt Furie, creator of a once-benign comic character named Pepe the Frog, fought an uphill battle to reclaim his iconic creation from those who turned it into a symbol of hate. Feels Good Man is a thought-provoking, wild ride through an Internet that transformed an unlucky cartoon frog, and then the rest of the world.

AIRED: October 19, 2020 | 0:00:30
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- [Matt Furie] Pepe, it's a happy little frog.

Feels good man.

- That was the frame that started it all.

- The alt-right's use of Pepe

just drowned out any other visual interpretation

Meme, I didn't even know what

a meme was.

[Man] This frog is going

to represent white supremacy. - Can we turn

a recognized hate symbol into a love symbol?

(dramatic music)

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