Super-8 POLITICALLY INCORRECT Movie Madness Coming April 2nd to St. Louis
April 2nd at The Way Out Club will be a night of racism, sexism, homophobia, and perversion! It’s SUPER-8 POLITICALLY INCORRECT MOVIE MADNESS where we’ll be showing a dozen films on Super-8 Sound Film (most in condensed format) guaranteed to offend the sensibilities of everyone in attendance. Prepare to be outraged!
We’re not out to insult or anger anyone with Super-8 POLITICALLY INCORRECT Movie Madness but to show the ways Hollywood has presented a host of now-taboo topics over the past 80 years. We have two of the infamous censored Looney Tunes cartoons long-banned from broadcast due to their racial stereotyping: JUNGLE JITTERS (1938) and ALL THIS AND RABBIT STEW (1941) featuring Bugs Bunny hunted by a slow-witted Black hunter who sounds and looks like Stepin Fetchit. We’re showing two of the bizarre pre-code Baby Burlesque shorts: in KID N’ AFRICA (1933) Shirley Temple is terrorized by cannibals played by black toddlers wearing diapers fastened with large safety pins. In POLLY TIX IN WASHINGTON (1933) Shirley Temple plays a 5-year old prostitute on the payroll of the Nipple Trust and Anti-Castor Oil Lobby!
There’s more: the 1978 made-for-HBO sketch comedy DISCO BEAVER FROM OUTER SPACE features Dragula the gay vampire. O.J. Simpson battled the Ku Klux Klan in THE KLANSMAN (1974) decades before he killed white folk in real life. Frank Sinatra battles homicidal homosexuals in THE DETECTIVE. In the Little Rascals short A LAD AN’ A LAMP (1932), Stymie wishes he had a bigger watermelon (!). Bela Lugosi is confused by cross-dressers in Ed Wood’s delirious GLEN OR GLENDA (1953). Joan Collins gives birth to Satan’s midget-hating baby in THE DEVIL WITHIN HER (1975). We’ll have Pam Grier and her giant afro starring in COFFY (1973) and Mel Brooks’ legendary politically incorrect classic BLAZING SADDLES (1974).
The Facebook invite for the event can be found HERE
If that isn’t enough, we’ll be hauling out the 16mm projector and showing a feature: It’s Tod Browning’s 60-minute 1932 politically incorrect masterpiece FREAKS starring a cast of actual circus freaks, midgets, deformities, and pinheads.
Cover charge is a mere $3. The show begins at 8pm. As usual, there will be lots of posters and T-Shirts and stuff given away. The Way Out Club is located at 2525 Jefferson Avenue in South St. Louis (corner of Jefferson and Gravois). There are yummy Way-Out pizzas available.