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  • The trailer to Lydia Lunch & Richard Kern’s 8mm film Fingered

    During the late 80’s in Berlin, a Feminist group took over the small cinema that was screening Fingered, robbed the patrons and poured paint on the projectors as a protest against the films. These idiots obviously had never seen the film cause the film they destroyed was not mine but the co-bill.

    In another German college town the school shut down the screening. We moved it to a secret location but again hooded feminist showed up and threw paint at the screen. This was in the early 90’s.

    Fingered was selected for the Berlin film festival in 86 or 87. When I went up to introduce the film, I got booed. I introduced the film this way: “This film was made as a response to people like you – FUCK YOU!” while giving the audience the finger. This stunt got the film on the front page of Variety the next day but made the festival head cancel further screenings.

    I don’t think the film would cause this kind of reaction today. In Germany, my film gave the radical feminist movement something to rally against. 20 years later, the same groups praise the film
    excerpt from an interview with Richard Kern at Film Threat


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