Making use of picturesque (but conveniently local!) Fire Island locations,
Roberta Findlay delivers a typically unerotic…but worse, strangely depressing anomaly of adult cinema by the appropriately maudlin title of A
Woman’s Torment (which she quips in the extras “is the story of my life!”)
Behind the Lens, Doris Wishman, Film Media, Florida exploitation, Michael Raso, Mike Raso, New York sexploitation, nudie cutie, Pop Cinema, Retro-Seduction Cinema, sexploitation, third eye cinema podcast
When we spoke with Pop Cinema/Film Media/Camp Motion Picture/Retro-Seduction/Retro Shock-O-Rama impresario Michael Raso at the very dawn of the Third Eye Cinema podcast in early 2012 (or technically, the Winter of the year prior, when we actually met and recorded) and again just this past summer, one of the subjects covered (and also during our short lived “Behind the Lens” segment on Raso’s own Alternative Cinema Podcast) was our mutual love of the films of Doris Wishman.
A very Frisco triple feature – two from a “Charles Webb”, and best for last from a “Summer Brown”, presumably no relation to Hugh Grant…er, associate Divine. Don’t ask me who the hell they are.
“This is a story of those in the twilight time. Once human…now monsters, in a void between the living and the dead. Monsters to be pitied…monsters to be despised – a night with the ghouls!”
Marked by an uber simplistic plot vaguely drawing from the then-recent success/infamy of Wes Craven’s Last House on the Left, Trip with the Teacher marries that film’s basic conceit with that of the biker film to mixed, if seldom less than interesting result.
A strip club manager (and serial killer on the side) breaks the fourth wall to offer a confessional about his life and conquests (which include a cheap homage to Psycho). One night a Molly Ringwald-looking, butch haircut-sporting nail salon worker (and fellow serial killer) steps in to his place…and boom, they’ve discovered their perfect match. They even both hate grapes (and wax rhapsodic about their detestation thereof).