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Burning Question

Q
Sure, those randy passengers on HBO's Taxicab Confessions (which premiered Feb. 5) sign releases before they stagger into the night. But how is that legal if, let's face it, most of these folks are wasted?

A
According to codirector Harry Gantz, passengers are given 48 hours after signing the release to soberly reflect on the decision and rescind permission. And who'd give up a shot at taxicab infamy? Among others, people ''who say something about their mothers [seeing it], that decide they don't want to be on the show.'' Ah, Mom. The guilt that keeps on giving.

Originally posted Feb 14, 2005 Published in issue #807 Feb 18, 2005 Order article reprints