Orange County is one of the most conservative areas of California, having a predominantly Republican voting base. But back in the ’60s and ’70s – thanks to a small drug cult called the Brotherhood of Eternal Love – the small Southern California county was one of the largest worldwide producers and distributors of LSD and hashish.
Taking its name from the organization’s clandestine LSD tabs, the documentary uncovers just who the Brotherhood was, how they came to be and the means in which they were able to smuggle over 3.4 million tabs of powerful hallucinogenics around the world. From film canisters to surfboards, the hippie group became more and more creative in their underground bootlegging run, all under the guise of fighting social injustice and spreading the introspective joy that “Orange Sunshine” brings.
Having already screened at SXSW, the trippy documentary is set to be also be shown on their home turf of Orange County at the Newport Beach Film Festival on April 23. Check out our exclusive trailer above before heading on down to the small beach town to see the flick and talk to the LSD manufacturing legends themselves.