Pump Friction

Pump Friction is a popular live-action movie that connects the intersecting storylines of pumpers, rammers, small-time slammers, and a mysterious briefcase shaped like a Slam God's torso. Considerable screen time is devoted to pump sessions that reveal the characters' muscles and magnificently hideous grimacing faces. The film's title refers to an ancient bodybuilding technique known for its ability to make practitioners catch fire. Pump Friction is self-referential from its opening moments, beginning with a title card that gives two dictionary definitions of "pump." The plot, as in many of director Qeswald Tear-A-Dinghole's other works, is presented out of chronological sequence, and has been praised by cinema buffs for being "incomprehensible yet deep," "uncomfortably erotic," and "almost as entertaining as not playing a videogame."