Its legion of teen male fans would be loathe to admit it, but this spinoff of the MTV reality series is the most blatant display of latent homosexuality since The Ambiguously Gay Duo on “Saturday Night Live.” Nearly every stunt eventually finds its way to the crotch, while two particular members of the gang might as well profess their mutual love while lighting firecrackers from each other’s more delicate areas. And let’s not even get
into the fact that the only woman featured in this otherwise “Man Show”-style atmosphere is one guy’s mom. This alone would make Jackass a fascinating case study of repression, but the
pranks that leader Johnny Knoxville and his buddies play, including a motorized wheelchair race while disguised as seniors, also have an anarchic – if more straightforward – sense of fun.