Anyone who knows me knows my unabashed devotion to the John Byrum film Inserts. you can read my review here and read about adult director Roy Karch's version here. Yes, the original is now available on DVD, but for those who'd like to see it in all its majesty on the big screen ... IT'S PLAYING TONIGHT AT 7:30 P.M. AT THE EGYPTIAN THEATER!
The showing is part of "Fetish Film Night," a once-a-month event hosted by Rick Castro of the Antebellum Gallery, who according to the press announcement is "an independent curator, filmmaker and photographer who has worked and lived in Los Angeles his entire life" and whose photography is part of the "permanent collections of the Alfred Kinsey Institute and the Tom of Finland Foundation." The Antebellum Gallery is described as "the only fetish art gallery in the world."
Here's what the Egyptian's site says about Inserts: "A degenerate film with dignity, starring a young (pre-JAWS) Richard Dreyfuss, Jessica Harper and Veronica Cartwright. Originally rated X but later re-rated as NC-17, the story focuses on pornographic film production, and the movie takes its name from a double entendre: 'Insert' refers to both a film editing technique and sexual intercourse. Set in the 1930s, Boy Wonder (Dreyfuss), a once-great silent film director, unable to make the transition to the new talkies, lives as a near-hermit in his Hollywood home making cheap, silent sex films, using desperate actress Miss Cake (Harper), suffering in the knowledge of his sexual impotence and apathetic about plans to demolish his home to make way for a then-new motorway -- the Hollywood Freeway! INSERTS has a small but fervent cult following, which puts it under the category of fetish. It's like an X-rated version of SUNSET BOULEVARD! Now they make pornos. But they're brilliant pornos."
Yeah, yeah ... but Inserts is much better than that; read my review — then go to the screening and participate in the discussion afterwards.