----- Before Leonardo DiCaprio was an environmentalist champion or winning Oscars for being really cold, he was part of a group of Hollywood bros dubbed “the pus*y Posse” by an infamous New York Magazine piece. The group, which included other young male stars like Tobey Maguire and Kevin Connelly, had developed a reputation of womanizing, picking fights and generally just being privileged, obnoxious brats.
While these antics are largely forgotten, a black and white independent film called Don’s Plum has documented some of the unsavory characteristics of its young, ensemble cast. The film itself is a mostly improvisational affair, one that paints Leo and company in very negative light.
DiCaprio and Maguire, fearing that the film exposed “personal experiences or tendencies,” rallied powerful lawyers and prevented the film’s release in the United States and Canada. One of the producers of the film has started a campaign to get the film released in these regions, but after almost twenty years, Don’s Plum seems destined to remain buried. -----