“DIRTY PICTURES” is a 2010 documentary that tells the story behind the man known as “The Godfather of Ecstasy”. Dr. Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin is a scientist and chemist who is perceived by some as quite the rebel. He has performed numerous studies about more than 200 psychedelic drugs and has discovered the different effects of MDMA or ecstasy.
Shulgin was dubbed as the modern alchemist giving him the recognition of being one of the greatest chemists of the 20th century. He used unorthodox methods such as turning his own home into a lab and using himself and his wife as test subjects. However, his research has long been questioned by authorities putting him in trouble with the law. Today, he is considered as the underground hero of psychedelics around the world.