November 01, 2010 09:25am
Margold Film Recommendations
Source: William Margold
by: Company Press Release
From the 11-04-10 Cinema Seen in the LA Xpress, by William Margold
Guess that I should be warning you away from this page by searing it deep into the various cheeks of Your sensual sensibilities with an ADULTS ONLY branding iron. But then if you’ve gotten this far into the alternatively alluring attributes of the LAXpress… and can’t avoid ''looking at the pictures''… I suspect (perhaps, I should say ''hope'') that you are ''adult enough''… and possessive of an open enough mind (etc.)… to venture ahead.
And while this page is dedicated to the two titles that feature limited (due the easy public accessibility of this publication) but also very attractive artwork here… I thought that I would call Your attention to a trio of adult entertainment oriented titles that recently crossed my path. On the short list that starts with a fairly top effort, and then crashes to the bottom quickly, I can recommend Michael Grecco’s ''Naked Ambition: An R-rated Look at an X-rated Industry'' featuring insightful moments with Joanna Angel, Belladonna, Janine and Julia Ann, and Sunny Lane. Unfortunately… another attempt at looking at adult performers -- an inexorable thing called ''9 to 5: Days in Porn'' -- is about as insightful as a tub of mud.
And then there is/was the quickly (and thankfully) pulled off market (because of potential legal problems) mess called ''Back Strokes & Toliette Fantasies'' -- an ill conceived (and lamely contrived), putrid patchwork of sloppy sex scenes (and insipid interviews) with the (failed) intention of being an ode to the late legendary X-rated film and video director Henri Pachard. The real tragedy is that a few months earlier in 2008, Amber Lynn’s magnificent and (well-intentioned) tribute to Pachard -- ''We are the World XXX'' -- was insidiously undermined, and finally fatefully undone by many of the same sorry sheep who then foolishly (and flatulently) flocked over to ''BS&TF''-- and I hope that they are all subjected to enduring it over and over and over again when they finally catch-up with Henri in whatever cramped, non-air conditioned screening room the lowest level of eternity provides.
Now… what follows are the exciting announcements of special screening engagements of a capriciously carnal cinematic duo that richly recall the days when going to see an X-Rated film in a theater was a genuinely exciting visceral as well as vicarious thrill.
First up -- on Friday, November 5 -- there will be a Midnight visit with 1982’s Wanda Whips Wall Street at the New Beverly Cinema (7165 Beverly Blvd.) and its luminous star, Veronica Hart will be in attendance. Erotic Sinematologists Adam Trash and Joe Rubin arranged the event… with the industrious cooperation of Steven Morowitz (President of Video-X-Pix) who is in the process of restoring and preserving his company’s extensive collection of 35mm films with the intention of staging a continuing series of screenings.
Coinciding with the restored (and therefore ''uncensored'' DVD release of 1974’s Score… Cult Epics in conjunction with the Cinefamily… the Radley Metzger directed ''Kinkier than a crateful of Siamese cats’ tails'' delight will be shown at the Silent Movie Theatre (611 North Fairfax Avenue) at 8pm on Sunday evening, November 7. Adroitly adapted by Jerry Douglas from his own off-Broadway play, the erotically engaging effort is a tri-sexual version of ''Boys in the Band'' that evocatively captures the sexual abandon of the early Seventies. The film teased and tickled the hedonist into me decades ago. And after watching it recently, I have decided to call it the ''perfect example of ‘Snuggle-Core’ as it so damn good that you will wind-up hugging yourself… if there isn’t anyone else around at the moment. In a recent interview, Metzger, who will be participating in a Q and A session after the screening, mischievously evoked that ''he was nudging the envelope.'' And, as we all know and/or hope… ''nudging'' is just a couple of twists and turns away from a complete embrace… and more!