Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Oxford American Names Memphian Best Director

Posted on Tue, Jul 17, 2007 at 4:00 AM

Making the current issue of Oxford American's "Best of the South" list is Memphis' very own exploitation director Mike McCarthy.

Of McCarthy, whose work includes Teenage Tupelo, Superstarlet A.D., among others, writer David Smay declares, "Who needs a grindhouse when you've got the best drive-in director in America living right in Memphis?" and says that Teenage Tupelo is "something weirder than genius."

Smay urges the reader to "dig into" McCarthy's oeuvre. "Do it because you're a horny, deep-fried, hip-wiggling, butter-bean-eating, hairdo fanatic."

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