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The next time someone makes a movie that’s specifically about my life, almost line for goddamn line, it would be great if one of you told me ahead of time.
"You go to these different places and you’re not Hollywood, you’re a local guy. It was really hard the first time, but Oxy Morons earned me credit in that world—a lot of people I became connected with really came to believe in what I am doing."
Even when a sci-fi or a horror movie is bad, there’s a very intrinsically visual component to it. It’s just inherent to the genre: You’re world building.
One way to breathe in these next three months of sweaty joy is to take a break from your Netflix queue and check out some of the free screenings in town. Here’s a quick guide that will help you navigate the options…
“I was either a student, or very young reporter or critic, and I could see I was maybe one of two, or one of three women, [and] one of the only women of color."
"Bring a pair of good clean comfy socks. ... Stay away from junk food. And by all means, bring you sense of humor. A good ray gun that flashes and makes noise is also recommended."
We asked about his comedy adventure and about getting his show about “a group of immature losers” on Amazon.
Most subterranean icons never got much recognition in their day, but there have been some consolations in the decades since, in part thanks to Boys From Nowhere: The Story of Boston’s Garage Punk Uprising.
"There was a huge amount of playfulness in the making of the movie. It didn’t necessarily come out frame after frame. But our teamwork, let’s say, or our just hanging out, was an important part of how it evolved."