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New York artistKevin Beasleypresents a new sound installation, "Untitled Stanzas: Staff/Un/Site," on the High Line at West 30th Street and 12th Avenue this week. He has been recording ambient sounds nearby and will "amplify, accentuate and process" them while also layering the recordings of each performance onto the following days'. Check it out on Wednesday and Thursday, September 23rd and 24th, at 6 p.m. It's FREE and open to everybody.
Rashaad Newsome's video installation,"The Conductor," depicting the hand gestures of hip-hop MCs, continues nightly through September from 11:57 p.m. to midnight on the electronic billboards in Times Square. On Monday, September 28th, there's also a get-together with Newsome and several young hip-hop recoding artists.
Knockdown Center (52-19 Flushing Avenue, Maspeth) opens a group show, "Surface Matters," on September 24, 6 to 9 p.m. The works focus on familiar materials that are deconstructed and transformed. The show was curated by Holly Shen and Samantha Katz and the artists are Brett Day Windham, Carolyn Salas, Daria Irincheeva, Katie Bell and Leah Dixon. It's up until October 17th.
Head out to Red Hook on Thursday, September 24, 6 to 8 p.m., for the opening of a big, new installation by Joseph La Piana featuring over 2,6000 feet of yellow latex stretched across a warehouse at 202 Coffey Street. The work, "Tension,"is presented by theDenis Gardarin Galleryand it will up through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. daily. There's also a La Piana exhibition,"Contiguous: 30 Works,"at the Brooklyn artist's studio that you can check out before October 8th by making an appointment via the gallery: firstname.lastname@example.org
L.A.-based artist John Seal has a exhibition of new works called "I Upon My Frontiers Here Keep Residence"opening on Wednesday, September 23rd, 6 to 8 p.m., at Gavin Brown's Enterprise (291 Grand Street, third floor). Up until October 25th.
Agathe Snow presents the last in a performance series coinciding with her current "Coyote Ugly" exhibition on Wednesday, September 23rd, 7 p.m. in Albertz Benda's new project space at 515 West 26th Street. The gallery has been configured as a labyrinth "to channel sensations of divided identity, time and space." Because space is limited, please RSVP to: email@example.com
360 Design Gallery (104 Charlton Street) opens a new exhibit of Marilyn Monroe photos on Thursday, September 24th, 6 to 9 p.m. The show includes the color separations used to produce the iconic "Golden Dreams" calendars from the 1949 "Red Velvet" photo shoot and other rare photos of Marilyn with Carl Sandburg taken by Len Steckler. Also on view from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on September 25th and 26th.
Catch more "Marilyn" at the opening of the Jewish Museum's (1109 Fifth Avenue) "Becoming Jewish: Warhol's Liz and Marilyn" on September 25th. The show presents several portraits of the two celebs, both of whom converted to Judaism in the 50s. On view until February 7th.
The presentation of the annual Tommy Award in honor of the late/great performance artist, actor, comedian (and PAPER contributor) Tom Murrin is on September 27, 5 p.m. at the HOWL! Happening Gallery (6 East First Street). The honoree for the third annual award is the performance artist Monstah Black. The gallery is also the new home of The Tom Murrin Archive and the presentation is part of the Luna Macaroona Full Moon performance series.
Marianne Boesky Gallery (118 East 64th Street) opens a new show by Andisheh Avini on Thursday, September 24th, 6 to 8 p.m. For this, his second show with the gallery, the artists takes over the entire townhouse while "re-staging and challenging his visual memories with tableaux vivants that allude to the past." On view until the end of October.
ONGOING (and worth a look):
"The Downtown Decade: NYC 1975 - 1985" at Glenn HorowitzRare (17 West 54th Street) until October 10. (You should have saved those Danceteria invites and Club 57 flyers.)
"Difficult"curated by Jim Walrod -- featuring design pieces that were originally ridiculed -- at R & Company (82 Franklin Street) until October 29.
"KIDS"featuring works by Martha Cooper and John Ahearn at Dorian Grey Gallery (437 East 9th Street) until October 4.
Jose Parla at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery (505 West 24th Street) until the end of October.
Bettina WitteVeen photo installation, "When we were soldiers...," at the abandoned Hospital at the Brooklyn Navy Yard(Flushing Avenue at Grand Avenue, Brooklyn) until October 24.
Stephan Doitschinoff solo show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery (557C West 23rd Street) until October 10.
"Piotr Uklanski: Collages" up until October 28th at Nahamd Contemporary (980 Madison Avenue).
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Two full days is the perfect amount of time for a sampling of all the diverse activities Provincetown has to offer.
the day by getting your caffeine fix at Joe's Coffee and Cafe, a
no-frills shop with reliably great drinks and breakfast pastries to
satisfy both sweet and savory tastebuds
Joe's Coffee and Café, 170 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657 (508) 487-6656
Coffee and breakfast consumed, head to a place where you can admire the town's roots by looking up: the Pilgrim Monument, the tallest structure (at 252ft) in town that commemorates the first landing of the Mayflower Pilgrims in Provincetown in 1620. Climbing the tower's 116 steps is an invigorating way to start your day and feel connected to the village's history. Pilgrim Monument, 1 High Pole Hill Rd, Provincetown, MA 02657, (508) 487-1310
After leaving the monument, keep the energy up by renting a bike and getting off the main streets. The entire town is only 17 square miles so almost everything is accessible by bike. Give yourself a DIY architectural tour by cycling the smaller residential streets that lay beyond Commercial. The main roads that run parallel to the beaches and Dunes are bike-friendly and offer a new perspective of the seaside.
Gale Force Bikes. 144 Bradford St.
The Bike Shack. 63 Shank Painter Rd.
Ptown Bikes. 42 Bradford St.
Arnold's Bike Shop. 329 Commercial St.
By now, you'll be ready for some serious food and there's no place better for a casual, satisfying meal than Canteen. The sandwich-heavy menu is tailor-made for city-dwellers looking for laid-back, beachy food, ie. cod bahn mi, pulled pork tacos, and local craft beers. A side of the crispy brussels sprouts covered in tangy fish sauce is a must. Non-negotiable.
The Canteen, 225 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657, Phone:(508) 487-3800
With your feet properly rested, take a stroll down Commercial Street, where small galleries line block. Far beyond standard-issue watercolor seascapes you find in other small-town East Coast galleries, these fixtures reflect the diversity of the town and include contemporary styles, mixed mediums and more avant-garde works. Keep the eye candy going by taking in the impressive views on the deck at Aqua Bar, a cocktail bar slightly hidden from the main road. The beach views are made even better with a drink in hand, of which there are many. Bring a snack, too -- outside food is allowed on the deck and there are a number of small vendors just outside for grabbing a quick and easy dinner.
Aqua Bar, 207 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA; 02657
Sleep in the next morning and make your first stop at Relish, a grab-and-go place with a great mix of provisions. Grab a coffee and a baked good to get you going, but order and stash one of their awesome sandwiches -- like the chicken salad with sweet onion, gorgonzola and pear or quinoa and chickpea wrap with Asian pickled veggies -- to eat later on the beach.
Relish, 93 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657, (508) 487-8077
Get zen with a trip to the serene Long Point Beach. Since the area is much less trafficked by tourists and is away from most of the civilization there's a very welcome edge-of-the-earth quality to the environment. A lone lighthouse provides the perfect scenic touch to the most relaxing beach around. To get there, call the local Long Point Shuttle service (508-487-0898) for availability and tickets, or if you're particularly advanced and adventurous, try kayaking out.
Once back on dry land, do some souvenir and gift shopping. While most of the boutiques on the Commercial Street stretch will offer you something unique, Botanica is a particularly great blend of P-Town retail -- think: nautical, natural and vintage-inspired art, gifts and small "objects of interest."
Botanica, 374 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657, (508) 413-9580
A nice meal and some wine is the only way to spend your final night, which means making reservations at Joon Bar and Kitchen. The restaurant takes a no-frills farm-to-table, or sea-to-table, approach and strips it down to its most delicious and simple. Seasonal flatbreads, salads and plates both big and small mean you can eat heartily without feeling over stuffed. The more dishes you order the more justified you'll feel in pairing each with a wine from their extensive list.
Joon Bar and Kitchen, 133 Commerical Street, Provincetown, MA 2657 (508)-413-9336
End with one of the many drag cabaret shows that take place in Provincetown. The city attracts big-name Broadway and drag talent for various one-weekend performances, but the real appeal here should be a show that feels a little naughty, a bit ludicrous, and a lot of fun. Taking in a deliciously campy offering at the wild Post Office Cabaret is a must.
Post Office Cabaret 303 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657 (508) 487-0006
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Originally supposed to be a feature in Interview, according to the duo it was left unprinted because the magazine wouldn't print it unedited. So they subsequently sat on it until Oyster published an edited version last week (that's since been taken down), which Hynes said was "fully edited and censored," adding that, "[they cut] out everything to do with race and my past that I discussed, which was not easy for me to do. Why? So they can have another bullshit piece to add to the noise of the internet?" Which is valid, seeing as how he shared personal stories about things like getting illegally arrested, bullied for not "acting black" and having his passport taken away in the process. Like, what?
And like Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen" before it, you know shit's hit rock-bottom if the elders feel the need to write a BusinessInsider article about said hook-up euphemism. Living Down Under? Well turns out Australians aren't exempt either, as your National News Corp also just wrote a super-helpful guide for parents.
Who loves iconoclastic musician and inimitable performance artist, Peaches? Basically everyone. Especially if everyone includes Yoko Ono, R.E.M front man, Michael Stipe, and actress, Ellen Page -- all of who wrote an essay for her heady photography book, What Else is in the Teaches of Peaches, released in June.
The monograph is a lovely springboard for the release of Rub, her fifth album, following up from 2009's Cream, out tomorrow and featuring collaborations with Kim Gordon and old roommate and longtime bud, Feist. The record, a beat-thumping album full of Peaches' signature self-aware lyrics, has already been teased out with music videos for songs "Light in Places" and "Close up" (which saw Peaches and Kim Gordon playing wrestler and coach, respectively, in a raunchy Lucha Libre-themed clip) and will continue to release conceptual videos for each track.
We recently spoke with Peaches from her home in Berlin to talk about her approach for What Else is in the Teaches of Peaches and Rub and what normalcy looks like for an artist like her.
What Else is in the Teaches of Peaches, your new photography book, captures many "off-duty" moments in the life of Peaches, such as bathing with two women, laying on the couch in a cast, and walking alongside your sister. What was the impetus to share such intimate, everyday scenes in this book?
It's funny, because Holger [Talkinski,Peaches' tour photographer] approached me a few years ago to take photographs, and he was just a really nice, nonchalant guy. He took really good pictures and never got in the way, and after four years he said, "Maybe we should make a book out of this." At first he made a dummy book -- and of course me being a complete micro-managing control freak, I told him I understood what he was getting at, but I really needed to be involved with the editing process and help craft. So we began to collaborate and understand each other's aesthetics. It took about two years to edit all those pictures! And for me to see myself -- as you say -- during the more banal moments, and not be afraid to just hang out, and "so what ift I don't have make up on?" -- I think that's important, because I always try to be a grounded person off stage and a superhero on stage. It's a constant struggle of me being able to survive, you know?
Completely. Trying to stay humble during the day, but aiming to be larger than life while performing.
Exactly -- so for this book I like that you can see I'm a human and have a duality. A lot of "rock" books have photos onstage and backstage. Well, backstage for me is the same sort of feeling as being onstage, because you're still in that heightened moment; you think you're the queen of the world -- I mean it's your backstage. But maybe on another day I'm just on a ferry ride to another country just like everybody else. And you have to embrace that.
You said that "things sort of just happen to you" and you tend to stumble into things. Are you a believer that what you put out to the universe you receive?
Yes -- that and I try to not "get in" somewhere else or be opportunist in any way. I just want to do my thing and be a part of a community of like-minded people where I can share my ideas. It's very important for me to share ideas and know that I'm part of that world, too, because I don't ever want to feel isolated.
Right. And as an artist you've truly blazed your own path in the face of a built-to-please music industry. How were you able to stay true to your own ideas and craft your image as you please?
The first song off my first album is called "Fuck The Pain Away." If people weren't down with that, they wouldn't get much out of me. I just established early on that I'm the producer, I'm the writer, I'm on my own terms, and I say what I want to say -- are you with me or not? If you're not with me, forget it. So, I went on an independent label. And in the beginning they were sort of just taking a chance because they heard I was "cool," but then things began to shift and it doesn't feel like I should even have a label anymore. Now I can find a way to do it on my own, which is always how I wanted it to be. It's an exciting time for me because I can express myself in videos and not feel like I have to worry about being on a big channel. I can share my music with people online and really make what I want. I'm using my own money towards my videos, and now instead of someone at a label saying "Um, I don't think we can show this on MTV," it's like, no, people want to see this and they can.
For your new album, Rub, and with your other records, do your visions for concept videos come before you write or after?
It's always the music first and then everything comes after that. It's usually during writing that some new conceptual project or a video comes to be. I don't write everyday. Writers always say, "write everyday," and that's fine, but for what I'm doing I prefer not to write everyday so that I'm excited about what I'm doing again. When I start an album I start from scratch. And it's painful and it's exciting. It's all of those things. I don't want to have a pre-conceived notion of what I wrote four years ago or last year, I want to be in the moment. My attitude for this album was post-ageist and post-gender celebration. There's a song called "Mean Something," that says no matter how old, how young, how fit, I mean something. It's about checking privilege, assessing where you're at, and reminding yourself that you matter.
What would you say about being in your 40s surprises you most?
That it doesn't really matter. All that I have is more experience and more confidence, and I'm just excited to continue with whatever happens. I don't feel restricted and I don't feel "oh, I'm too old for this," I just feel excited about learning and about being me.
Lastly, what was it like developing a personal and professional relationship with Yoko Ono?
First of all, I think why John Lennon loved her so much is because she's just such an incredible, influential artist. The more I found out about her the more I couldn't believe how basically all contemporary art is inspired by her, and even how music is influenced by her. She was never afraid to expand. Even at 80 years old, she's still open to experiment and say how she feels or create projects that are politically relevant. I also love how she has these seemingly simple ideas that are so complex once you execute them. When I collaborated with her for the Cut Piece that was the most powerful thing I've ever done on stage, and the first time I was ever totally still and at the mercy of my audience. They became the performers and I watched. There were so many things I would have never realized had I not done that.
So much has been written about Donald Trump that I have resisted adding my own two cents. But as a New Yorker living in one of the world's most liberal, tolerant cities, I take a personal affront at the Trump talking points that have made the sociopathic, narcissistic, racist, flimflam man beloved by Americans who don't know any better. A loser who's been bankrupted four times and married three selling himself as a winner. Only Carly Fiorina comes close to him in the outright lie department.
But now's the time to speak up. You know, kick him when he's down. Sportsmanship be damned when we're fighting for nothing less than the survival of what's left of America's good name. He insults Mexicans, women, anyone who disagrees with him, shows no compassion, serves up birther bullshit and is generally the Ugly American come to life.
I say he's down because his numbers have dropped and I sense that the media has had enough of him, too. We've seen his schtick too many times. He's crossed over from perversely amusing to gratingly annoying with only one direction left to go. Down for the count. Trump, you're fired!
Others have pointed out -- there's no shortage of punditry when it comes to the subject of Trump -- that he's done nothing more than unleash what was already there, bubbling under the surface, a righteous indignation shared by many blowhard politicians indebted to campaign contributors who care about nothing more than holding on to their ideological bonafides and pandering to their electorate. The greater good of the country be damned. Trump has successfully tapped into that sentiment and enjoyed the media's obsession in return.
Back in the day, before he emerged as a right wing bigot, Trump enjoyed the limelight that's granted to anyone who makes it as a celebrity in New York. His presence on the social scene was common, considered a "get" at charity events as well as a desirable photo op for the likes of Neil Young, Russell Simmons, Al Sharpton, Bill and Hillary and Diddy. When this moment passes -- as it will -- and Trump is once again relegated to being just another rich New Yorker with an ego to match, I hope that all will not be forgotten, that he will be shunned by these same people who once courted him. He has crossed the line from being a buffoon to being dangerous, contributing to the unleashing of prejudice and mean-spiritedness throughout the land. This is not something New Yorkers should let slide. Perhaps he should move his headquarters to Iowa where the polls tell us they like him -- or at least 25% of the Republicans do.
Ellen DeGeneres'"Just Keep Dancing" challenge feels, in some respects, pretty familiar -- like, say, the Ice Bucket Challenge, it asks people to make a series of silly videos to promote awareness for a particular cause. In this case, that's pediatric cancer. And, like all such viral charity things, some of the videos are actually pretty funny, like this one from the recently-retired Jon Stewart, who was challenged by wrestler Triple H. Come for Jon Stewart trying to dad-dance to Drake, stay for what his son does in the middle (no spoilers). [via Vulture]
When Paper cover girl Kim Kardashianproudly endorsed Skecher Shape-ups in 2011, the fashionable elite quickly turned up their noses at the clunky calorie-burning sneaker. Fast-forward a few years and the gym shoe has become an unlikely nightlife staple, actively sported by two leading ladies in the club scene: NYC's Miss Queen Sateen and Chicago's Jazzeppi Zanaughtti.
"They're the perfect shoe for a girl who wants to walk seven miles [and] look like a Spice Girl in the process," says Sateen, who copped her pair at a local thrift store. "I really only wear my Shape-ups while serving day looks; I'm 5'7" and usually never go to the club without at least a six-inch boost. All my friends are drag queens, so if I wore Shape-ups to the club, I'd be speaking to the breast plates and chest hair of all my girls."
Styling the Skechers calls for an outfit that makes Zanaughtti look "as puss as possible," she says. Cascading pigtails, a pouty lip and dewy highlighting are all essentials and to round out the perfect ensemble, she recommends a size 3T Hollister polo, light wash denim mini skirt, "leg, leg, leg," and baby ankle socks that peek just out the top of her Shape-ups.
Sateen's approach is a bit more trash-glam, opting instead for cheap stripper bustiers and lingerie. During her VFiles "URL 2 IRL" episode, she paired her Shape-ups with a red vinyl teddy and Galliano Dior logo mini skirt. "My pillowy white Skechers perfectly offset the overt sluttiness of the look," she says.
Though she's adamant about leaving her sneakers at home, Sateen remembers an evening at Susanne Bartsch's weekly On Top party when her Shape-ups "saved the night." While hosting with her husband Exquisite, she suddenly lost her voice from speaking over the loud music. "As a singer, I didn't dare utter another word to save my voice," Sateen says. "But as a host, it's my duty to entertain the club goers, so thank Goddess I packed my Shape-ups. I slid them on and proceeded to the dance floor, [where] I vogued, dipped and swirled the night away."
Though they might be a lifesaver when you want to extend your stamina at the club, Zanaughtti challenges the workout draw of Shape-ups, suggesting that a kitten heel would lead to more shapely calves. But unlike Sateen, she says she'll turn up to a party wearing her Shape-ups and not just pack them in her bag for when her feet hurt. She says they help her "dance without being inhibited because you're worried your [heels] are one twirl away from you hobbling home."
Like any micro-trend, the lingering question is if the look is palatable enough to affect a wide-reaching audience. "The world probably hasn't caught on yet because Shape-ups are totally tacky," Zanaughtti says. "I myself love to have a tacky bitch moment regularly." Sateen confessed to genuinely loving the sneaker's synthesis of form and function, but like "in all great fashion, a sense of humor is required."
Some of our favorite photographers around, JUCO, set up an official portrait studio at this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival to shoot the event's many famous famous before they took to the stage. Click through to see awesome shots of everyone from our cover girl, J. Lo, to Nick Jonas, Diplo, Rita Ora and more. If you weren't at the fest, you can watch it on the CW Network as an exclusive two-night special on September 29 and 30 from 8:00-10:00 p.m.
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As Missy Elliott Week goes on, it seems like a good idea to take a step back from our awe at her tracksuits and videos to focus a little more directly on the music. But we don't just need to consider the music Missy has made under her own name -- she's also had a long, often undervalued career as a producer (frequently in collaboration with Timbaland), quietly shaping the sounds of hip-hop and R&B for decades. Let's dig in to five classic Missy productions that you might not know she worked on -- and even if you did know it, it's always a good time to give these tracks another spin.
"[After] the six years of this misconception or the six years I went through of 'We don't like Kanye'...as soon as I said [I'd be running for President], it was like, 'Wait a second, we would really be into that, because actually if you think about it, he's extremely thoughtful. Every time he's ever gotten in trouble, he was really jumping in front of a bullet for someone else. He's probably the most honest celebrity that we have.'"
"I want everyone to win. When I run for president, I'd prefer not to run against someone. I would be like 'I want to work with you.' As soon as I heard [Ben] Carson speak, I tried for three weeks to get on the phone with him. I was like this is the most brilliant guy. And I think all the people running right now have something that each of the others needs. But the idea of this separation and this gladiator battle takes away from the main focus that the world needs help and the world needs all the people in a position of power or influence to come together."
When Roger Corman's biker movie The Wild Angels was unleashed in theaters 1966 it made a killing at the box office, made a star out of Peter Fonda and spawned scores of similar exploitation movies. But I remember at the time being more fascinated by the bikers "old ladies" like Nancy Sinatra as "Mike" and the best of all was Joan Shawlee as Momma Monahan, the blowsy, tough, boozy, maternal mother of the gang. Fortunately directors saw the potential in beefing up the girl power angle and some pretty unforgettable grindhouse magic was made. Here are 10 badass bests:
Bury Me An Angel (1972)
"A Howling Hellcat Humping A Hot Steel Hog On A Roaring Rampage Of Revenge!" was the notorious ad for the first biker film directed by a woman, Barbara Peeters ("Humanoids From The Deep"). 6-foot blonde amazon Dixie Peabody plays Dag who grabs a shotgun and gets on her motorcycle to track down the guy who killed her brother.Two friends Bernie (Clyde Ventura) and Jonsie (Terry Mace) tag along. Handsome Clyde Ventura went on to become a celebrated theater director but sadly Dixie Peabody only made one more film, "Night Call Nurses," before leaving acting behind.
She-Devils On Wheels (1968)
The godfather of the gore film Herschell Gordon Lewis ("Blood Feast", "2,000 Maniacs") gives the cycle film a run for its money with this bonkers biker epic, beginning with the theme song: "Get off the road before we have crossed...Or you might get your rear-end tossed." Queen (Betty Connell) is the cackling, tough-as-nails, leader of the "Man-Eaters," a ferocious girl gang who enjoy racing. (The winner gets first pick on the stud line.) When one becomes too fond of a guy they make her drag her boyfriend behind her motorcycle (tied by a rope) until his face looks like chopped meat. When Joe Boy (John Weymer), the head of a rival gang, kidnaps their new sister "Honeypot" and brutalizes her, the gals string wire across a road and decapitate him.Best line in the movie: "Go fumigate yourself, craphead!"
Hell's Belles (1969)
Basically a western disguised as a biker movie. Jeremy Slate plays Dan, who wins a motorcycle after competing in a race. His dream is to sell the bike and buy a ranch but it gets stolen and ends up in the hands of gang leader Tampa (Adam Roarke) so he rides through the desert with Tampa's grumpy ex girlfriend Cathy (Jocelyn Lane) tracking down each member using his fists, ropes and even rattlesnakes to get his bike back. The real reason to watch is Jocelyn Lane as the motorcycle mama who snarls throughout. Lane, a former UK model, was sadly underused in movies but she's a spitfire here. "You recognize that bike?" Dan asks. "They're like men -- they're all the same" she snaps back.
The Mini-Skirt Mob (1968)
I absolutely love Diane McBain. The big blonde with the throaty voice from such films as "Claudelle Inglish" and "Parrish" was best at playing vixens and in this film she is fabulously deranged as Shayne, the vengeful leader of the Mini-Skirt Mob. They are all way too clean-cut to look truly fearsome and they ride scooters rather than real hogs but the patches on their backs are cool. Her ex, a rodeo star named Jeff Logan (Ross Hagen), is on his honeymoon with his new bride (Sherry Jackson) so Shayne riles up the rest of the gang which include actors Harry Dean Stanton, Jeremy Slate and "The Bad Seed's" Patty McCormick (who sings the theme song). They beat them up, tie up the bride, try to run them off the road, shoot at them, and even corner them into a gully throwing Molotov cocktails at their trailer. Hell hath no fury like Diane McBain.
The Girl On A Motorcycle (1968)
Marianne Faithfull looks spectacularly gorgeous decked out in a skin-tight leather jumpsuit as Rebecca, a woman who leaves her newly married schoolteacher husband, jumps on a chopper and heads down the highway to her lover (Alain Delon). Along the way there are lots of erotic reverie and psychedelic imagery in this arty, weirdly memorable, movie directed by Jack Cardiff based on a novel by Andre Pieyre d Mandiargues. This was rated X at the time and has a bummer of an ending.
Sisters In Leather (1969)
A sleaze riot about a lesbian motorcycle gang who blackmail a guy by taking pictures of him getting it on with an underage girl. "Butch" the leader of the "Sisters In Leather" then strikes up a weird friendship with the guy's wife, Mary, and even takes her on a picnic (!) which includes some nude sunbathing, while her other gang members ride around on their motorcycles stark naked.
Girl Boss Guerilla (1972)
Miki Sugimoto plays Sachiko, the leader of the Shinjuka Red Helmet Gang. When these motorcycle babes get hassled by male bikers, Sachicko bares her tattooed breast and the girls start kicking ass. When the gang arrives in Kyoto, they find themselves involved with turf wars, a handsome boxer and a ruthless yakuza boss. "We follow the rules of our gang, but break all the rules of society," one girl says in this outrageous example of the "Pinky Violence" Japanese exploitation films.
Barb Wire (1996)
This futuristic action rip off of "Casablanca" stars a bodacious Pamela Anderson as the owner of a raucous club called Hammerhead who's also a bounty hunter on the side. When her freedom fighter ex shows up she has to make a, "of all the gin joints, he had to walk into my hellhole"-moral decision. Anderson, with her sexy form fitting outfits, is almost a cartoonish Jessica Rabbit on a motorcycle in this ludicrous but stupidly enjoyable movie.
The Hellcats (1968)
When a detective is murdered, his army sergeant brother (Ross Hagen) and fiancé (Dee Duffy) decide to infiltrate the motorcycle gang he was investigating to find out why he was killed. There, they uncover a drug-smuggling operation trafficked by some tough motorcycle mamas for a criminal syndicate. One of the gals sports an eye patch and another makes love to the soldier on a box spring out in the woods. How romantic.
Angel's Wild Women (1972)
Another fabulously cracked celluloid atrocity from director Al Adamson. A biker gang goes on a run, so their girlfriends decide to get on their motorcycles and have some fun. They ravish a farm hand who cries "This just aint natural!' They have a scuffle with cops who deliver one-liners like, "look at those eyes. She didn't get that from reading a bible!" They end up at Spahn Ranch (the actual Manson family hangout), which has been taken over by a creepy cult led by a longhaired caftan-wearing leader named "King" who is secretly dealing drugs. It all ends with a ritual sacrifice and a huge rumble. The best is the whip-wielding, buxom blonde, gang member Margo (played by Adamson's wife, the late, great, Regina Carrol). The ad screamed: "They'll beat 'em, treat 'em, and eat 'em alive!" Amen.
Its been seven years since Janet Jackson's last album Discipline, and Unbreakable, the heavily-anticipated follow-up drops October 2nd. We've already gotten a sneak peek with "No Sleeep" release earlier this year and now she's previewed the full version of her Missy Elliot collab "Burnitup!" Die-hard fans might recognize the track from Ms. Jackson's recent World Tour. First airing on MistaJam's BBC Radio 1 Show, you can scope out the full track here around the 55 minute mark.