“If you smoked pot in Philadelphia in the 90s, you watched a lot of this”, we were told in a business meeting this morning. This is a commercial for Blood Circus, a 1985 independent science fiction wrestling movie shot in Baltimore, which is a commercial for performer Santo Gold’s jewelry line. It is a two-part film.
Watch a group of dancers vogue their way around the Philadelphia subway system. I’m not sure there’s much more to say about this video other than that these dancers are crazy good; their moves put Madonna (whose video for “Vogue” famously took the dance style from the ‘80s black gay ballroom culture) to shame. “Voguing Train” is a refreshing reminder, too, of what you can make with not much more than a camera and your body. We’d love to encounter this here in New York on our commute, but with the NYPD cracking down on subway performers, that probably isn’t going to happen anytime soon.
Thanks to former AFC editor Will Brand, and Ray Harley, for sending us the best YouTube channel ever, “Bad Gay Porn Acting”. Enjoy it. There, you’ll find great titles like “Cockpit 1”, the story of a gay charter flight to Aspen, in which every single member of the mechanical and security teams also happens to be gay, and down to fuck. Fortunately Harley has replaced all the sex scenes with pandas, so it’s totally safe for work.
Here’s some sauce for your morning cornflakes: via the tumblr Garbagenacht (via Happiness Comix on Facebook), a short film about a dinosaur and a woman. Something about quantities is off here. For starters,the veloca raptor has one too many fingers, and the woman only has four. In 2014, the Internet still weirds us out. Must have strong stomach. NSFW.
Touching the Art is kind of like Borat meets Gallery Girls in the best possible way. In the parodic webseries, VFILES star and Dazed columnist Casey Jane Ellison interviews a panel of art world thinkers, all while wearing black lipstick and speaking through a healthy dose of vocal fry.