[Videolib] The Subject is S*X Now Available from the Blackchair DVD

Joel S. Bachar (joel@microcinema.com)
Mon, 19 Jan 2004 11:27:32 -0700

“The Subject is S*X” Now Available from the Blackchair DVD Collection

The Blackchair DVD Collection announces it’s newest title available
from the Other Cinema DVD label, Stephen Parr’s “The Subject is S*x”,
an extraordinary personal romp through the seamy side of sex in cinema.
Drawn from Parr’s extensive 16mm film archives, this polymorphous
program promises a pulsating panorama of perverse pleasures that
includes home movies, hillbilly porn, cartoon smut, commercials,
trailers, educational films, hygiene films, burlesque bits, peepshow
loops and a host of smutty special features.

“The Subject is S*x” was drawn almost entirely from Parr’s holdings at
Oddball Film + Video. Founded in 1984, Oddball houses an extensive
offbeat collection of over 50,000 films. Parr, an image-maker, curator
and archivist has been screening “The Subject is S*x” (and hosting his
notorious “Cheap Smut Give-A-Way”) throughout the United States and
Europe for over 2 years to sellout audiences.

The Subject is S*x Curated by Stephen Parr
100 minutes Color/B&W, Super 8, 16mm, & 35mm
Price: $24.95 (for institutional rates, please contact
info@microcinema.com)

This DVD can be purchased online at:
http://www.microcinema.com/programResult.php?program_id=183

More Details:

An introductory essay by Eric Schaefer, film scholar and author
of “BOLD! DARING! SHOCKING! TRUE!, A History of Exploitation Film 1919-
1959” (Duke University Press), lays the groundwork for this diverse
compendium of moving image erotica. Schaefer writes, “’The Subject is
S*x’ is a Rorschach test. Where some will see humor, a few will see
outrage. What may be titillation for many will be a turn-off for
others. But for everyone, and in every instance of the history of sex
in the Twentieth Century.”

Program highlights include:
· The “nudie cutie” adventures of “Uncle Si and the Sirens”.
· The classic cartoon curio “Buried Treasure” starring Eveready
Hardon (with a new music score by Nik Phelps from San Francisco’s
Sprocket Ensemble).
· ”French Tickler”, a clever 1920s clip of animated fellatio.
· 50’s classic burlesque films (including “Love Moods” with famed
femme fatale Lili St. Cyr cavorting in a ornate bathtub).
· Choice 60s and 70s porn trailers (featuring the psychobilly
smut “Memories Within Miss Aggie” and the pre-Viagra “Dynamite”).
· “970-KATHY” - a kinky, campy late 80’s commercial for phone s*x.

“The Subject is S*x” also contains soft-core selections with hidden or
unintended erotic messages. A Jade East cologne commercial featuring
sexy Japanese go-go dancers becomes a sexual exhortation for men to
take matters into their own hands, a home movie (“Crossing the
Equator”) becomes a surreal souvenir of cross dressing seafarers, and
the US Navy training film ”How to Give an Enema” turns into a kinky
homo erotic lesson in water sports. By compiling these generous gems in
to a full-length collection, “The Subject is S*x” brings together
commercial, camp, comedy, and explicit s*x all in one gender-bending,
genre-bending, love fest.

Special features include a fast-paced montage mix entitled “Beefcakes
and Cheesecakes” and an interactive “Cheap Smut Give-A-Way” in which
viewers pick a prize by clicking a cheap cologne bottle, releasing
random “fragrances” from the camp sex underground.

Note: “The Subject is S*x” contains adult content and you must be 18 to
purchase this DVD.

The Subject is S*x Curated by Stephen Parr
100 minutes Color/B&W, Super 8, 16mm, & 35mm
Price: $24.95 (for institutional rates, please contact
info@microcinema.com)

For more information or to arrange interviews with curator Stephen
Parr, please call 415-864-0660 or
e-mail info@microcinema.com

This DVD can be purchased online at:
http://www.microcinema.com/programResult.php?program_id=183

Joel S. Bachar, Founder
Microcinema International
531 Utah Street, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
415-864-0660

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