Events on Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Bright Lights: Devil's Cleavage on 16mm (co-presented with the Boston LGBT film festival)
Apr820147:00 pm - 9:30 pmParamount Center
Bright Family Screening Room
Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts
VMA students: please RSVP at http://devilscleavage.eventbrite.com
Restless nurses! Lovesick sheriffs! Sexed-up Girl Scout leaders! Lonely motel managers! And other degenerates populate George Kuchar's early '70s mock-Hollywood soap opera, The Devil's Cleavage.
Ainslie Pryor stars as Nurse Ginger, who is stuck married to a total slob, so she takes to cheating on her hubby with anybody she can. Eventually, she leaves home and becomes the object of obsession of a seedy Oklahoma motel manager played by Kuchar compatriot Curt McDowell.
The Devil's Cleavage is one of Kuchar's rare feature-length outings. The film is credited by its distributor, Canyon Cinema, as having been completed in 1973. While the film may have had screenings in that year and in 1974, it gained a wider release in 1975, perhaps to capitalize on the success of Thundercrack!, the semi-pornographic cult comedy directed by McDowell and written and starring Kuchar.