Claude Monnier was captivated for a rare period by Sophie Duroucher and Richard Martineau in the case of his friend and lifelong partner, Serge Tyrault.
In a new episode of “Apéro Piquant”, the animator duo indicated that he did not in any way support the “Dehors Serge Dehors” by Pier-Luc Latulippe and Martin Fournier, which was released in November 2021 and is still ahead in some rooms.
Without being a liar [le documentaire] It represents only 5% of the pie. He told Sophie Durocher, who asked him if he had missed Serge, “Serge’s case is much more complicated than that.
“I miss Serge. I have missed him for a long time. We are tired of him, even if we are by his side because Serge was already isolated, in his head and his problems,” he added afterwards.
“It’s not that I didn’t like him [le film], but it was incomplete. It was pretending to present it as a portrait of Serge or a portrait of Serge’s country, when in fact it is much more complicated than that. The biggest criticism for me is the ending of the movie and it’s totally wrong. “He went for treatment, but it did not last,” said Claude Monnier.
The feature film “Dehors Serge Dehors” gives ground to those close to the actor revealed thanks to the Paul et Paul group. He suffers from depression, and has not set foot outside his home in more than six years.
For Claude Monnier, this documentary did not respect the solitude and vow of silence to his brother and creative partner, Serge Tyrault.
A look back at the “La Petite Vie” controversy
Claude Monnier also returned, during the podcast, to the success of “La Petite Vie” and to the scandal of the famous pulled episode, then rebooted ICI TOU.TV.
A viewer’s complaint had, in 2020, prompted the public broadcaster to withdraw an episode of “La Petite Vie” for fear of being misunderstood and even insulting some viewers. Radio Canada, which backed out, finally chose to broadcast a warning message before running the cult program.
Rather than clashing or shocking viewers, the controversy drew curiosity instead. Thus, the program accumulates, even today, reviews in the hundreds of thousands each week, argued author and translator of the famous Pôpa, Claude Monnier.
The comedian also referred to a time when extreme caricatures of marginalized people, such as saying gay “Vive” and “Momon” were laughable, even though he realizes that this way of speaking is outdated.
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