Mark Morrisroe Super-8 Screening

22 Nov 2012

7pm

£5/4 Cert. 18

Nymph-O-Maniac, Dir. Mark Morrisroe, 1984  © The Estate of Mark Morrisroe (Ringier Collection) at Fotomuseum Winterthur

Nymph-O-Maniac, Dir. Mark Morrisroe, 1984 © The Estate of Mark Morrisroe (Ringier Collection) at Fotomuseum Winterthur

Between 1981 and 1984, Mark Morrisroe made three films on Super-8 sound—underground home movies filled with thrift-store costumes, cheapo gore, trashy dialogue and gratuitous nudity, starring himself and his friends as performers. The Laziest Girl in Town features the transvestite antics of Morrisroe, Stephen Tashjian (Tabboo!), and Jack Pierson, culminating in an obscene sequence reminiscent of John Waters’ Pink Flamingos. The trio continued two years later with Hello from Bertha, loosely based on a one-act drama by Tennessee Williams about a prostitute dying in a fleabag bordello, played out in a Boston bedroom with spotty Southern accents and loose wigs. Morrisroe’s longest film, Nymph-O-Maniac, tells the story of a portly phone sex operator and her insatiable girlfriends, one of whom comes to a grisly end at the hands of two sadistic young toughs.

This screening will take place at Open Eye Gallery and is presented as part of the Homotopia Festival. 

Please be aware that this screening contains explicit violence, which some people may find disturbing.

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