Is the third film ("I'm Free") self-defamation"? No one would react to it that way, but that's how one my own screenplays ("The Sub") was perceived by a school district where I did sub because the character in the screenplay resembled me too much (same nickname) and gives in to temptation. Details are on my main blog, July 27, 2007. The possibility of enticement or imitation may be more relevant in my case, no matter how remote. An example of this issue in a commercial feature is Todd Verow's 1999 film "Frisk" from Strand.
Note (July, 2013): the videos appear to have been moved to the "Igigi" site (now no longer available -- still checking into this). There are some new short films at this site which would deserve attention in a future review post. I think he lives pretty close to Strand Releasing's offices (not far from where I stayed myself last time in LA, on the notorious 405). I hope these two parties meet.
Note: (Feb. 27, 2014): In announcing his "My Brother's Keeper" initiative, President Obama seemed to almost quote Reid's comment near the end of the first film that "upper class kids don't have parents around to hit them like lower class kids do."
Update: Nov. 21, 2015: Reid had an article about his personal experience as a teen with dysmorphia published in the Huffington Post Nov. 19, 2015, link here.