Well, this is certainly easier to watch than the slaughterhouse scenes in Fast Food Nation, Austin-based filmmaker Richard Linklater’s 2006 screed against the fast-food industry, and it takes a lot less time than watching Boyhood does: Linklater, a 30-year vegetarian, has done a video for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals explaining his dietary lifestyle.
Veghood is modeled after Boyhood, sorta — but while Boyhood takes about 2 hours and 40 minutes to chronicle 12 years in the life of its protagonist, who ages on screen, Veghood takes less than two minutes to go through Linklater’s vegetarianism (not veganism, as we’ve already been informed on Twitter), and Linklater doesn’t change much at all.
His clothes do, though, as do the various devices on the table in the left portion of the shot. The built-in “buffering” at 2005 is cute, too.
Linklater says he’s still asked how he can be a vegetarian in Texas. “"We have everything, and it's bigger," he says. "We have bigger vegetables. Bigger fruit. The best. Because it's Texas." Watch here: