D J Taylor

Porn Again

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Now, Where were we? Oh yes, Trainspotting, in so far as one could decipher the Pictish dialect, ended with Renton’s drug-money scam: Sick Boy, Spud, Begbie and Second Chance left high and dry as our man took off with the cash (not that much cash, in reality) towards a new life played out a very long way from tanked-up, skagged-out Leith. Spud, the least devious and most sympathetic member of the cast, eventually got his share of the take. Psycho Begbie and the others did not, thereby offering a huge window of opportunity for the sequel which, some years later and at elaborate length, Porno now supplies.

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