When I saw the headline Live-Action Barney Movie In The Works, coupled with a picture of Daniel Kaluuya this morning, I squealed with excitement! Imagine my disappointment when I found that the Barney The Dinosaur movie was being produced by Daniel’s production company in conjunction with Mattel Films, and that wasn’t going to be a biopic about the man in the purple suit, tantric sex healer David Joyner. Turns out this shit is for kids.
Beloved/despised children’s mascot Barney the Dinosaur is into some weird shit. Vice reports that the man who spent ten years in the big purple suit (just the suit, not the voice), David Joyner, is a working as a tantra massage therapist and a spiritual energy healer. Not that that is weird. Who am I to judge? What is weird is that David is somewhat unconventional in his practice and is a bit of a renegade in the tantra community. That is to say, his generosity of spirit is equal to his generosity of penis.