Hey, Mayfair Swiss-Cheese Fucker: I know, I know — you’re the criminal pervert type, but have you considered a walk on the milder side? I’m not suggesting a nice cheddar. I’m talking porn. Surely something at PhilaMOCA and International House this week will make you feel gouda. Through Feb. 15, West Philly’s I-House is taking a serious look at the cinema of the sexual revolution — the ’60s/’70s Free to Love free-for-all — with diabolically erotic fare like In the Realm of the Senses and guests like avant-auteur Barbara Hammer.
Meanwhile, on Jan. 17, PhilaMOCA’s Eric Bresler and Danger After Dark’s Travis Crawford screen Philly-made porn flicks from the 1970s: Al Goldstein’s SOS: Screw on the Screen and Icepack familiar R.C. Horsch’s The Erotic Memoirs of a Male Chauvinist Pig. SOS is Goldstein’s love song to dirty NYC, but the flick’s scenes at Philly’s late Locust Strip Cinema with vaginal ping-pong-baller Honeysuckle Divine are priceless. Then there’s Memoirs — shot throughout Philly with legendary porn stars like Georgina Spelvin. “I had originally intended to do my Distribpix hardcore/XXX double feature last month, but the digital restoration of SOS was literally finished — just for us — last week,” says Crawford. “The extra time was beneficial, as it allowed me to get in touch with Horsch, the recently-sprung-from-federal-
Here’s something that could add fuel to the red-hot rumor that chef/owner Peter Woolsey is heading to the FringeArts Pump House to run its restaurant this (late) spring: You may recall when Woolsey employee Kenneth Bush left his post as chef at Bistrot La Minette to join Jose Garces’ ranks as sous chef at his Trading Company. Well, now Bush is rumored have just left Garces to suddenly re-join Bistrot La Minette. Why? Does it have anything to do with Woolsey maybe heading to FringeArts? No comment from Woolsey or FringeArts’ Nick Stuccio yet, but Bush and Woolsey are supposed to be heading to France for some fun research soon.
Sounds as if the long-rumored, Simon Crane-directed fast-and-furious racing flick Hot Wheels will film in Philly late this spring. May I suggest that Legendary Pictures put to good use that southern stretch of Delaware Avenue that Philly hot-car drivers and motorcyclists use every night around 10 p.m.? The roar reverberates into the Italian Market miles away.
There’s always more Icepack at citypaper.net/nakedcity.
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