Here’s a documentary with a highly amusing series of recollections and clips from a time when public access TV met punk rock in Manhattan Cable TV’s late ’70s show Glenn O'Brien's TV Party. It was live. It was, yes, a party. And it also gave neighbourhood access to all the friendly doped-up, dressed-up freaks on the block in what was clearly an affordable, creative and much more relaxed New York City between 1978 and 1982.
Debbie Harry fans will love her demonstration of how to dance the pogo as well her numerous appearances as one of the show’s regulars. But everyone will get much delight out of all the transvestism, can’t restism, rock music, shock music, meeting stars and starting meetings.
See cool cats on cameras, the maid doing the dusting, Andy Warhol’s janitor, a lesson in how to roll a spliff blindfolded, Robbie Coltrane looking decidedly uneasy, and those always useful comparisons between Hawaiian pot and the Californian variety.
Glenn O'Brien's TV Party was a frenzied outburst of raw drug-induced energy oblivious to the threats of phone-in callers and out-of-focus cameras pointing the wrong way.
From a time when New York had a huge community of emerging struggling artists, this is broadcasting with loads of broads – fake and real. CZ
Playing with Bikini Bandits and the Curse of the Pirate’s Booty Trailer
USA Digital 2 mins Director Steven Grasse Producers Nick Esposito, Zafer Ulkucu, Yelena Shister Screenplay Nick Esposito, Zafer Ulkucu DoP Rob Hardy Cast Anya Rumansev, Amber Ettinger, Valentina Vaughn, Brandi Taylor, Theo Kogan, Tera Patrick, Rudy Ray Moore, Evan Seinfeld, G Love, Captain Sensible, The Donnas and many more Print Source firstname.lastname@example.org
This half animated half live action feature length film follows the Bikini Bandits as they battle on the high seas in 1692 to reclaim the holy grail from a group of evil, immortal Templar Knights. Think of it as the Pirates of the Caribbean meets the Da Vinci Code with tits and dope fiend alien dolphins. Release date – summer 2006.
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