Friday, September 11, 2009

The New McCarthyism

Posted By on Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 3:23 PM

In a recent interview with The Flyer, Memphis fantasy/exploitation filmmaker Mike McCarthy described his earlier films — Damselvis, Teenage Tupelo, Sore Losers, and Superstarlet A.D. — as his "street cred." He said that his latest film, Cigarette Girl, which screens at midnight at Studio on the Square tonight and tomorrow night, "borrows" from his previous work "but is a little more commercial, a little more formula." Looking back at comments made in a nine year old interview where McCarthy got beyond the all the bare breasts and the Odd Rod cartoons to describe the artistic vision and inspiration behind his earlier, more sensational flicks, it would seem that Cigarette Girl is less of a departure than a fulfillment of his original vision.

Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

© 1996-2020

Contemporary Media
65 Union, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation