Dir. Paul Morrissey, 1968
USA, 105 min.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 7 – 10:00 PM
TUESDAY, AUGUST 12 – 7:30 PM
FRIDAY, AUGUST 22 – 7:30 PM
SUNDAY, AUGUST 31 – 5:00 PM
Featuring Joe Dallesandro, Candy Darling, Jackie Curtis, Patti D’Arbanville and Geri Miller.
In FLESH, the first of Paul Morrissey’s trilogy which also includes Trash and Heat, Joe Dallesandro is roused out of bed to go and earn money prostituting himself, so that his wife can pay for her girlfriend’s abortion. He visits clients, teaches a new guy the ropes and feeds his (real life) baby crackers on the floor, completely naked, of course. Coming full circle, he ends up back in his bed trying to get some sleep while his wife and her girlfriend have sex.
The first several minutes of FLESH feature Joe Dallesandro sleeping, and they’re captivating. Dallesandro (Little Joe never once gave it away. Everybody had to pay and pay…) became a sex symbol for the gay and straight alike, with Vincent Canby writing, “His physique is so magnificently shaped that men as well as women become disconnected at the sight of him.”
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