See you at the show. Or maybe not.
Occasionally we like to showcase new DVD releases that might appeal to our geeky/horny readers. Here's one we discovered via Knowles' infrequent DVD column on AICN: it's from the "Classic Latin America Erotica Collection" and it's called Porno (but it's not a hardcore porn flick, so relax, uptight readers). Here's the AICN synopsis in full:
"This Portuguese language sexual oddity is really fucking bizarre. There’s Lesbian Erotica set to Jerry Goldsmith’s STAR TREK THE MOTION PICTURE Ilia & Decker theme. There’s a scene where a guy gives a girl a big, live, creepy looking Grasshopper to masturbate with… she allows the grasshopper to stroke her clit, and she acts like (or really is) brought to orgasmic bliss by the grasshopper. She dismisses her lover, and puts the bug back to work as the soundtrack belts out “BORN FREE!” There is shit in this movie that you can never unsee. I’m serious. But you’re likely to laugh like a hyena throughout! Not really hardcore, but disturbingly hot – especially when they use the Goldsmith music for Lesbianism. That’s just somehow perfect."
Richard: "I plan to host a screening of this, and soon. I hope you come."
Chip: "Was that last statement a sexual innuendo?"
Our feminist readers: "I think it's safe to say that most women have masturbated with a grasshopper before. It's perfectly normal human behavior being fetishized here for the male gaze. But we certainly approve of the rejection of the standard phallus in favor of this linkage between woman and nature. If we watched porn, we'd watch this one."
And if, like us, you are intrigued by the very idea of the "Classic Latin American Erotica Series," you might want to know that the goal of the series is to showcase the “Pornochanchada” movement, an important "offshoot of erotic film rarely seen in North America until now...[which] was very popular in South America from 1977-1985" (interweb).
Also, "Pornochanchada" is the LC's word of the day. If you work it into a conversation tonight at the Ariel Pink show, we'll buy you a beer.
Also, no Style Scout coverage today, because it's once again boring as hell.