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Owned!

José Montesinos’ trailer for his unfinished film Hell’s Kittens had us all rolling on the floor laughing, so SF Weekly forked the local filmmaker some dough during our Masterminds Grant program earlier this year. (Note to artists: Application season opens…
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Calendar, Night&Day Cunning Linguists

Cunning Linguists

The puns fly fast and hard at the S.F. Drag King Competition, aka the Oscars of the male impersonation world. The names alone take some cakes: “Papa” Don Preach (the 2008 winner), Arty Fishal, Jack Dup. Performing groups sometimes pun,…
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This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, June 29, 2005 Juan Carlos Desanzo's Polaquito is based on a story ripped from Argentine headlines: A young street singer falls in love with a prostitute and actually tries to help her. (Somehow, here in the United States, filmmakers…
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Culture, Books

Country Fried Soul: Adventures in Dirty South Hip Hop

By Tamara Palmer Back Beat Books (2005), $19.95 With a penchant for bombastic beats, chanted lyrics, and the kind of absurdly fleshy videos that would make Russ Meyer blush, Southern hip hop has been a hard pill for many of…
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This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, November 10, 2004 The wistful looks on the faces of the dolls in Denise and Scott Davis' exhibit, "Davis & Davis: Childish Things and Small Talents," are creepy and powerful. Looking like a cross between Cindy Sherman's carefully arranged…
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Music, House of Tudor House of Tudor

House of Tudor

One of the more talented and inexhaustible musicians in the Bay Area, clarinetist Beth Custer has co-founded the Club Foot Orchestra, Trance Mission, Eighty Mile Beach, Clarinet Thing, and the current Beth Custer Ensemble. By drawing heavily on jazz, classical,…
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Film, Ordinary People

Ordinary People

On film, group sex tends to be the stuff of Russ Meyer flicks: A straight-laced fella runs into a harem of pneumatic women, the hot-tub jets fire up, some bad psychedelic music kicks in, and away we go. Reality, of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Feast for the Soul

Feast for the Soul

It's hard to figure out which is the main attraction at Peaches Christ's annual summer movie series "Midnight Mass": The delicious romp through cinematic camp intended and otherwise, or the alternately hilarious and frightening pre-film spectacles Peaches tacks to the…
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Music, Record Review

Review

Bobby Conn Llovessonngs (Thrill Jockey) It seems at times that Bobby Conn takes the "savant" out of "idiot savant"; for all his knowledge of rock 'n' roll history, he lives to undermine it by, frankly, thinking with his dick. Though…
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Film,

Second Time Around

Porn Again Using sex as a strategy for merchandising art -- and vice versa -- is as old as, well, inflatable plastic couches or see-through dresses. In the 1950s and '60s, the term "art film" was often a code phrase…
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Racket

With the trends of at least three recent decades being revived simultaneously in music, fashion, and pop culture in general, it would seem that we're fast running out of viable time periods to plunder. But if nothing else, this state…
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Slap Shots

Faster Pussycat! Sunny Andersen opens her magazine to a centerfold of a Japanese punk band and points to a small inset photo of the singer, who is depicted hoisting up the balloon breasts of a dancer and grinning like a…
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Night+Day

wednesday september 13 Nutty as a Fruitcake Betsy Salkind isn't one character, she's a whole cast of them. In "Betsy Salkind Unplugged," the young comedian takes on the death penalty, violence, religion, health care, war, abortion, child abuse -- all…
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