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"a film for those who are fascinated by obscure cultural phenomena"

At the onset of 3 FEET UNDER: Digging Deep for the Geoduck, one might think they're watching a Christopher Guest mockumentary.  But no, 3 FEET is a self-proclaimed "duckumentary" by Justin Bookey, who is serious about documenting the Pacific Northwest's sub-cultural obsession with all things geoduck.  The documentary is complete with hokey music and hoary old men discussing in all seriousness the significance of the burrowing clam while grasping it by its phallic-looking neck valve at the same time.  This is a film for those who are fascinated by obscure cultural phenomena or strange animal trivia.  Just remember, it's pronounced "gooey duck."


Film Threat
(3.5 stars)

"Perhaps this is the first step in awakening the geoduck nation"

After watching this documentary I did all kinds of research to find out whether or not I was the victim of some kind of twisted joke. After all, the subject of the film is the geoduck (pronounced "gooey duck"), a clam with a three-foot-long, phallic-like neck that is found in the Pacific Northwest. (I live in the Pacific Northwest and have never heard of it.) Once these creatures are harvested, you can pump on the neck to force water out of it, which makes it look like the creature is urinating. It had to be a joke, right? Wrong.

The geoduck is real.

I enjoy documentaries, and I especially enjoy ones that teach me something new, as this film did. Before watching this, I had no clue any such creature existed. Now I can impress my friends and family with my new knowledge of this obscene sea creature, though I must say that I think I know far too much about this shellfish that causes "teenage girls to giggle" and is a delicacy in China. I'm also curious as to why more people don't know about it. Perhaps this is the first step in awakening the geoduck nation. Well ... maybe not.

Either way, this is a fascinating insight into the world of the geoduck – the most pornographic of the sea creatures.


Seattle Times "Rated PC (for "Phallic Clams"), it's funny, informative and quintessentially local in flavor"

“Heartfelt … funny …  an incredibly adorable tale”

The heaviest geoduck on record weighed in at more than 13 pounds.