Phil, a younger wannabe DJ, works at a telemarketing firm the place his co-workers are lunatics, former convicts and junkies. Not supreme environment for somebody making an attempt to battle habit and maintain his girlfriend. Director Mars Roberge calls Scumbag’a contemporary model of a John Osborne play’–an apt reference to the creator of Look Again in Anger, which embodied post-World Conflict II angst.Impressed by the fraudulent Canadian firm the place Roberge labored earlier than turning to DJing (extra efficiently than his character), Scumbag is a darkish, DIY, take-it-or-leave-it comedy with a musical pulse: a fragmented, MTV-video-clip type; a loud punk and digital soundtrack; in-your-face, satirical power. The movie additionally sports activities a formidable variety of cameos/faces from US underground tradition similar to filmmaker Nick Zedd, actress Penny Arcade, porn legends Nina Hartley and Ron Jeremy, and punk singer Keith Morris.