Artists' Television Access

Lollipop Generation with Rainy Monday and In Search of Margo-go

Homo A Go Go Film Festival

Friday, August 14, 2009, 3:00 pm

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Lollipop Generation , G.B. Jones,  Canada, 2008, TRT: 70 min

Filmed piece-by-piece for over a decade and a half, The Lollipop Generation is a loose narrative that pays homage to the grungy, life-on-the street subculture of writer-director G.B. Jones. Shot on grainy Super 8 with spurts of jarring video, the fast cuts and simplistic dialogue belie the subject matter of social deviants, hustlers and smut peddlers who revel in defying society’s norms of decency.

The film follows four mischief-making runaways who make up their own kind of childlike family. Led by pseudo-den mother Georgie, they turn tricks, rob perverts, run from a mysterious red van full of “horrible homos,” and make every abandoned lot and junkyard their personal playground. The sleaze starts to feel almost conventional in this experimental hodgepodge, filled with everyday actions of punks making porn, territorial pink-haired hookers, bathroom blowjobs and masturbation, social commentary on streetwalkers and, of course, a hell of a lot of lollipop licking.

With cameos by underground queer performance artists and indie musicians, including Marcus Ewert, Vaginal Cream Davis and Jane Danger, The Lollipop Generation has an appropriately rockin’ soundtrack of songs, all with references to sugary sweetness on a stick.

Rainy Monday-Craig Goodman, RT: 4:45 Super-8  1995

How sad can sad be? Decorative candles shed real tears as memories melt away.

In Search of: “In Search of Margo-go”  -Jill Reiter, RT: 5:00  Super8mm/16mm -1995/2009

Jill Reiter’s unfinished epic piece “In Search of Margo-go” – starring Kathleen Hanna,  was filmed in 1994 on super 8 and 16mm film in NYC and SF.  Developed as a feature that was ultimately unfunded, it remains a cult mystery.  Rarely screened clips will be shown from this record of mid-nineties queerpunk/pre-new wave resurgence history, starring luminaries from the queer underground & riot grrrl scenes of the early nineties.

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