‘Twin Flames’ from Klaxon’s Surfing The Void album.
Director: Saam Farahmand
Klaxons push the edge with this sexually charged and disturbing visual trip that seems to reflect their interest in the surreal and fantastic works of Burroughs, Ballard and Crowley. I detect some of the body horror of Cronenberg.
This didn’t last too long on Youtube before it got yanked.
Tessa Hughes-Freeland’s ‘Baby Doll’ is a tiny slice of cinema-verite from 1982 about the girls working the now defunct Baby Doll Lounge on Church and White St. in downtown Manhattan. It captures a moment before NYC got sanitized.
A lot of the dancers working at the Baby Doll were the girlfriends of rock musicians, so it was a bit of a punk hangout. A red velvet curtain separated the Baby Doll Lounge into two sections; bikini and topless. I knew more than one young rock and roller who fell in love with a stripper at the Baby Doll. “Let me take you away from all of this. Escape with me to my 4th floor walk-up on Ave. B. You deserve better than this.” But the girls had the power, they were making good money, better than most musicians.
My preferred strip joint was Billy’s Topless where students from the Fashion Institute of Technology were known to dance on their lunch break. Billy’s is gone. In its place stands a bagel joint.
From Tessa’s website:
Tessa Hughes-Freeland’s films have been shown in a variety of venues, from international museums to seedy bars. The subject matter of her films is confrontational, transgressive, provocative and poetic. She works in a wide variety of mediums and formats. The personality of her work makes it hard to categorize.
Above, Katja Kean in Pink Prison, shot on the same prison set as Dancer in the Dark.
Although this is hardly a secret In Europe, few American fans of Oscar-nominated Danish director Lars von Trier are aware of the fact that the controversial Dogme auteur responsible for films like Antichrist, Breaking the Waves, Dancer in the Dark and Dogville, also produces porno films.
“High Art” porn, to be sure, von Trier’s company Zentropa has owned two subsidiary companies, first Puzzy Power, then Innocent Pictures, aimed at the elusive female/couples sex film market. The goal is/was to produce porn with mainstream cinema production values and their movies have few anatomical close-ups of female genitalia. A Puzzy Power manifesto laid out the original company’s aims and can be read here.
Nevertheless, they are hardcore fuck flicks, with two of them, Constance (1998) and Pink Prison (1999) starring Danish porn actress Katja Kean, who’s best described as Denmark’s Jenna Jameson (Kean, also called Katja K, is a crossover to the world of TV comedy and the lingerie business).
Lars von Trier himself is said to have little to do with the films, himself, except for signing off on them, and in a free-thinking country like Denmark, of course, pornography has never had the shame associated with it as in other countries. A 2005 film called All About Anna, starring mainstream Danish actress and singer, Gry Bay, and the third sex film produced by Zentropa, was their biggest success.
Innocent Pictures has also produced a hardcore gay feature, HotMen CoolBoyz, which starred bloody LA-based performance artist Ron Athey. It is the only hardcore gay porn film ever produced by a mainstream studio.
Invariably, whenever I ask myself if something is a little too far out even for Dangerous Minds, the answer is always “Nah” but this time I’m not so sure (notice that I say this, then post it anyway). These clips are a disturbing look into the, er, private world of a fellow whose name I am going to leave out of this. A fellow who is distressingly fixated on a porn model by the name of Katie McMillan. It seems like this guy met (or passed by) Katie at a college party, found out she was on a porn website called Matt’s Models and… it seems like his life pretty much went downhill from there.
That was eleven years ago. He claims that it’s impossible for him to hold a job because he’s so fixated on masturbating to Katie’s ass or feet, buying her used panty hose and taping pictures of her face to one of his many love dolls. She controls his life, he says and I believe him. Good times!
Since 2008 he’s posted 30 clips to his YouTube channel, which almost no one has watched. It’s gone on too long to be a joke, but I can’t tell exactly what this guy’s motivation is, perhaps it’s all a cry for help? He also has a Yahoo! group about his Katie McMillan hobby. Explore the inside of his head further at your own risk.
From: whymejstevens | April 30, 2010 | 380 views
oh god katie got me so into her in 2 seconds when she looked into my eyes at a party one night, that was it, i joined mattsmodels after i found out her photos where on the site, i got into her then, i then ordered her pantyhose dvd and my life was over, she owns my life, controls me, fucking has messed me up so bad, i lost my virginity to my 1st katie love doll , i was just 20, why katie, i know its not your fault, but why are you so good at teasing me,making me jerk off to you, do you understand katie, you snatched me out of my life ,i was 19 and its been so messed uop, all iwant to do in life is get off to your face:))))
so here is one of my katie hard dolls, i gots losts of them:)))))))))))))) i just dont care anymore, katie yiou win….....why
The Hill blog reports that outgoing Florida Governor Charlie Crist is considering pardoning Jim Morrison for a crime that was most likely never committed.
In his last two months in office, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is considering a December surprise: a posthumous pardon for Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, for indecent exposure charges after an infamous 1969 Miami concert. In a phone interview with The Hill, Crist said “stay tuned” regarding the idea of a posthumous pardon for the singer who died in Paris in 1971. Crist said he won’t make the decision lightly, noting the many complexities surrounding the 41-year-old case. Numerous sound recordings from the show exist, for example, but Morrison’s defenders say none of the scores of photographs from the show prove the exposure charge. “We would have to look into all of that,” Crist said.
Archival footage of Morrison’s Miami trial (no sound).
Via The Daily Swarm
A very happy birthday to artist, musician, model and feminist icon, Cosey Fanni Tutti, who was born Christine Newby on this day in 1951. You can visit her website to read about current museum exhibits, live performances and to see online archival materials from her four decade career with COUM Transmissions, Throbbing Gristle, Chris & Cosey and now Carter Tutti.
Read an excerpt about the infamous “Prostitution” exhibit at London’s ICA in 1976 from John A. Walker’s book, Art and Outrage: Cosey Fanni Tutti & Genesis P-Orridge in 1976:Media frenzy, Prostitution-style (Art Design Cafe)
From her “Time to Tell” box set, an interview with Cosey about her time in the sex trade.
Below, Cosey demonstrates the Tutti Box:
The Blindness Of The Woods by Swedish writers and directors Martin Jaljen and Javier Lourence is the strangest video I’ve seen in quite awhile. Of course large sock puppets getting it on is something you don’t see everyday…which is probably as it should be. Suddenly my sweater is starting to look sexy.
A blind woman living in the woods. The winter is cold, especially when you are alone. Then, one day a blond, strong woodcutter knocks on her door. And her senses revive, as she rediscovers the joys of love and sex.
Most reggae and ska fans have heard Price Buster, the 60s Blue Beat king’s wonderfully offensive and comically misogynist “Ten Commandments”—it’s been a staple of my record collection and a perennial mix tape favorite for 25 years:
But what I did not know, until today, was that there is an answer song from “Princess Buster”—listen below as the cocky street tough of the earlier song gets kicked to the curb by his better half:
Georgia megapastor Jim Swilley has come out as a gay man to help turn the tide against the recent spate of tragic gay teen “bullycides.” What a wonderful and incredible thing for this man to do. Via Queerty:
Swilley, who created the Church In The Now some 25 years ago, is a divorced father of four. But he’s known he’s gay since he was a boy, says the Rockdale County man of the cloth, and even his wife Debye — whom he divorced earlier this year — knew when they got married (!). The couple kept it a secret for more than two decades, but Jim says Debye recently pushed him to share his story.
The pastor made the announcement to his congregation two weeks ago (yes, it takes time for some stories to trickle), with his family in the audience and decided to come out now after witnessing the rash of gay youths killing themselves. One Internet forum poster says that unlike Atlanta’s Long (whom Swilley won’t speak about), Swilley has not used the pulpit to denigrate gays: “For those of you familiar with Church In the Now, while never discussing his own sexuality, you know that Swilley has always preached a message of inclusion, love and abundance for all God’s children. Bishop Swilley has been asked to step down as Bishop, but will remain as Pastor.” (That last part we haven’t confirmed.)
If there’s a mass exodus from his church, Swilley says he wouldn’t be able to survive it, but would certainly pick up and start again. “God has always spoken through me,” he tells his followers, saying the calling has been with him since birth. His parents tell him stories of him preaching as a toddler in diapers; he doesn’t remember that time.
“Those of you who are people of color. How do you like it when a white person says, ‘What is the deal? What are you so unhappy about? You’ve got a black president already, isn’t racism over?’ Doesn’t that make you want to say, ‘Thank you but you really have no idea what you’re talking about.’ … It’s very easy for people who have never experienced something … to have opinions about it.”
Below, video of the recent sermon where Pastor Twilley tells his congregation that he is a gay.