The Smutty Professor

2000 | 00:40:28 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Kuchar Archive, Single Titles

Tags: Documentary, Performance

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My teaching assistant during the spring semester (Marc Rokoff) at the San Francisco Art Institute began shooting a documentary of me and the students making our sci-fi drama, The Planet of the Vamps. Three years later it remained unfinished as he felt inadequate as a documentarian, and so I was offered the box of tapes to edit. I took on the task and the result is a lively record of the production class in action as it tackles the teleplay with a minuscule budget and scanty costuming. It’s a behind-the-scenes exposé of creative desperation and unbridled youth tackling the passions of dramatic exposition and erotic excess with kindergarten kinship.