In an Iowa City bar on Monday night, a man was accused of possessing a fake ID. Authorities stated the man (boy?) “smelled strongly of ingested alcohol and had slurred speech and bloodshot watery eyes.” The 20-year-old was then arrested, drink in his hand. When confronted by the police, slurring, eyes bloodshot, he admitted the drink contained vodka, but refused to show his ID. When he finally complied, it became clear the man was under 21 and was, in fact, a kid. Still, he denied possessing a fake ID. It was only after the officers had the 20-year-old leaf through his wallet that they spotted the card—a “fake Hawaii ID with the name ‘McLovin,’ DOB 06/03/1981.”
The McLovin ID appeared in the movie Superbad during which a character, Fogell, attains a fake Hawaii driver’s license, with just one single name: McLovin.
According to sources, the 20-year-old Iowan admitted he had purchased the ID on Amazon. Amazon? C’MON, MCLOVIN!
Some advice if you’re hoping to fool the bartender: don’t use the most famous fake ID in the history of fake IDs.
If the kid was banking on cultural movie myopia, he may have to wait a bit longer. Superbad, however, did turn 12 this August, and watching it reminds us just at how much sexual comedy has changed over the last decade; while there still might (definitely) be a world in which McLovin hands over his Hawaii driver’s license, it’s hard to imagine high-school-period-blood-grinding scene making the final cut of any production. (Yep, we all laughed at that scene. Jeez. Period shaming at its worst.)
Also, actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse—who played McLovin—just turned 30. (Meaning he was 18 when the film released.) Feel old yet?
The Iowa McLovin may have been over 18, but he was still shy of the legal drinking age. He was arrested and charged with public intoxication, underage possession of alcohol, possession of a fake ID, and also, having generic movie taste. Is it still funny? Twelve years later? Is it, McLovin?