The 2001 American biographical crime movie, Blow, might be one of many best cocaine flicks ever made after Scarface, and it is one notch proper above The Wolf of Wall Avenue. (Sure, I do know that Wolf is about extra than simply coke … It is stuffed with quaalude and crack utilization too.) The entire movies, nonetheless, borrowed closely from actual life tales for his or her narratives, particularly Blow.
The movie’s essential character, George Jung was launched from jail in 2017, however what occurred to his pal, Tuna?
What is the real-life Tuna as much as as of late?
Tuna Wayno grew up within the ’50s alongside George as greatest buddies and was at all times down for a prank. The blood brothers separated for a couple of years after they each went to school in several cities after graduating highschool from Weymouth, Mass. Tuna headed to Colorado whereas George went on to Hattiesburg in Mississippi.
There have been quite a lot of adjustments happening in America in 1964 when the blokes reunited. The civil rights motion had percolated right into a nationwide phenomenon, President JFK was assassinated and the Vietnam Conflict had break up the nation proper down the center, creating an enormous quantity of mistrust between the American individuals and governmental authority. After assembly again up, the 2 had plans of transferring to Mexico within the hopes of discovering a brand new lifestyle.
They in the end ended up in California, after they bought concerned in smuggling and promoting giant portions of marijuana. Whereas the movie does a superb job of displaying these loopy, weed-selling days, not a lot is admittedly proven about Tuna’s life following the occasions of Blow. Nonetheless, there are some rumors in on-line boards that paint a reasonably loopy life for the person following his departure from the wild days of dealing mass portions of pot.
When George lastly reunites with Tuna, he sees his pal used his drug cash to purchase a home and a ship in Cape Cod, dwelling on the straight and slender. George makes an attempt to enlist Tuna’s assist in his new coke-dealing enterprise, however Tuna’s not .
This is the place issues get wild, nonetheless. Some discussion board posts report: “Tuna aka Wayno ended up in Scientology and moved to the Gold Base – the confidential de facto worldwide headquarters of the Church of Scientology positioned in San Jacinto … California.”
It continues to get weirder, “He has a spouse and is about money-wise. It’s implied that sooner or later Tuna’s cash is drained and ‘he in the end ends his life simply weeks earlier than the cult is delivered to authorized justice in each nation besides the USA.'”
It is onerous to imagine that that is the case. Tuna could have joined the Church of Scientology, nonetheless he is nonetheless very a lot alive.
The actual George Jung has posted footage on-line of him hanging out with Tuna, and he is truly spoken at size about his actual life misadventures in drug dealing, besides. There is a docuseries about “Boston George” that is truly on YouTube, and Johnny Depp even makes an look in it and calls George one among “essentially the most fascinating people beings [he has] ever, ever encountered in [his] life.”