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Talking with Penelope Spheeris

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Penelope Spheeris Spheeris found commercial success with Wayne’s World, The Little Rascals and other films, and went on to make the boisterously entertaining Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years. Now there’s Decline of Western Civilization Part III, which documents the homeless punks in L.A. and the punk rock music they listen to. [&hellip
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Q&A With Perv’s Jerry Stahl

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Fiction Is the Last Frontier Jerry Stahl’s memoir Permanent Midnight (later made into that movie staring Ben Stiller) blew me away–its wicked humor, brilliant language, his breathtaking honesty in telling how he plunged from being a Hollywood tv writer to a low-down street junkie. I became friends with Jerry Stahl more than two and a [&hellip
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Henry Flesh’s Massage

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Massage by Henry Flesh Akashic Books, 384 pages, $15.95   When I read a blurb about Henry Flesh’s Massage saying it was about this erotic masseur, Randy, involved in a violent, sadomasochistic relationship with this rich older guy, Graham, who has AIDS… I thought cool! I’ve mostly been reading Goodnight Moon and Babar books, so it was refreshing to read [&hellip
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