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In The Spotlight : Give-Aways, “Streaming,” Check It!

Yes, it’s been a while . . .

but some of you might recall my repeated mentions of Hilary Goldberg‘s short film “In The Spotlight,” starring the wicked way Richter literary genius Michelle Tea, screen-writer/producer/actress extraordinaire Guinevere Turner and me, in the role of a creepy literary charlatan known as Bell Wartock. [ The smarmy, nefarious style fiend — due in no small part to the brilliance and boundless abilities of costume designer Adele Mildred — may very well have inspired a tribute and a smidgen of merch in the nascent days of his creation. I mean : Bell Wartock is, after all, “the voice of a new generation.” ]

Director Hilary Goldberg between takes, with Michelle Tea [ as Olive Clutch ] and Clint Catalyst

Well, after great critical acclaim and a tour of film festivals around the world — including Inside Out Toronto, Frameline, Outfest, Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Fresno Reel Pride, Women Make Waves Taiwan, Seattle Queer, American Cinematheque Third Annual Focus on Female Directors, Reel Women International, Frederick Film Festival, Reel Pride Michigan, and The Dark Arts Festival in Salt Lake City — this meta-fictive neo-noir is finally available to watch in the comfort of your own home…for a scant 99 cents.

Still on the proverbial fence? I know; I know — it’s almost an entire dollar, maing! As you mull the idea over, feel free to peek “beneath the cut” and view the film’s official trailer, stills, and…oh yeah! Details about that give-away I mentioned!


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Ramzi Abed’s NOIRLAND: “Behind-The-Scenes” or “Making a Scene”?

Whichever/Whatever the case, one thing is most certain (indeed…indeed!)

My attempt to maneuver around four-letter words is more a rough-hewn Scotch tape-&-staple job of
“edits” than it is some mad profesh, seamless-as-a-pair-of-Cervin Paris Rive Gauche
silk-stockinged affair.   All the same, long overdue this post—yes, though
it is

h e r e ✷ finally ✷ h e r e


Embedded in the rectangle above?

A nine minute, 25 second-long exploration of Hollywood’s illustrious Gemini Manor, a locale as eclectic
as the “subjects” presented in this clip: namely, a coterie of fashion vigilantes filmmaker Ramzi Abed
recruited to populate his latest feature, the “darkly romantic horror ensemble mystery” known as Noirland.

Noirland stars James Duval (Donnie Darko, The Doom Generation) † Rena Riffel (Showgirls, Mulholland
Drive
) † Lorielle New (The Pit & the Pendulum, Grindhouse) † Lenora Claire (The Devil’s Muse,
Toxic Avenger IV
) † Zoetica Ebb (ChinaShop mag; co-founder Coilhouse) La Carmina (CNNGo journalist &
travel TV host) † Yukiro Dravarious (Queen Bitch Supreme, Tokyo underground) † Aldo Vento
(“Delphinium: A Childhood Portrait of Derek Jarman”) † Maxim Eskertin (Bunraku, Violent Blue) † & me,
Clint Catalyst (In The Spotlight,” “Delphinium: A Childhood Portrait of Derek Jarman,” recLAmation)

The film’s killer cast (Velveeta-laden double-entendre too delish to resist, sorry/kthnx) also boasts luminaries
Twink Caplan
(forever chambertombed to mine heart as “Miss Geist” from Amy Heckerling’s Clueless) †
Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger, Horrorween) & a slew of other IMDB repeat-offenders, but I
whittled the preceding list down to the folks featured in this footage
that awaits your ogling

now

Yes, that includes Mr. Duval—even if his appearance is the veritable “Where’s Waldo?” of the bunch.
Moreover, while actor/producer Edwin Santos‘ countenance is absent from such an implicitly
poised-for-viral-domination* collection of digital frames, if it were not for his kind role as our
impromptu DP, this footage would not exist.

Thanks again, Edwin!
—ditto, Ramzi; ditto, Alex—

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Archived: The King of What’s Next / Article from Frontiers Magazine

Volume 26, No. 5:

Frontiers magazine : Caroline Ryder

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Secret Magazine, Issue 32 (Fall 2008) — Coverage of Short Film “In The Spotlight”

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Michelle Tea, Guinevere Turner, Clint Catalyst, Dirk Mai, Hilary Goldberg
[ Click H E R E to Enlarge Image ]

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With ‘Propers’ Served :
Massive Thanks to Jürgen of Secret Magazine

Secret, via International List of Distributors

Hairstylist Lilian Kha

Simone of  Exquisite Restraint Corsetry

Sculptor/Photographer David Meanix

Dirk Mai [ the photographer formerly known as ‘Fingers Crossed’ ]

&—even & especially—to writer/director Hilary Goldberg , without whom . . . ♥

In The Spotlight, via IMDB

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Bell Wartock is the Voice of a New Generation . “

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Full Color Photograph of Kate Lady Luck [ as she makes Bell Wartock ‘Eat His Own Words’ ]
↓ — Beneath The Cut — ↓

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BITCH! (…Magazine, That Is): Catalyst Included In Coverage of Hilary Goldberg’s Film “In The Spotlight”

From the Winter 2009/Noir issue of Bitch :

bitch magazine

Clint Catalyst,Hilary Goldberg,Michelle Tea

Clint Catalyst,Hilary Goldberg,Michelle Tea

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“In The Spotlight” Trailer

Official trailer for Hilary Goldberg’s short film “In The Spotlight,” starring Michelle Tea, Clint Catalyst and Guinevere Turner.

[ Video embed and text via http://www.youtube.com/user/hilarygo ]

 

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