S.O.S. – Screw on the Screen
Director: Jim Buckley Run Time: 89 min. Format: 35mm Rating: X Release Year: 1975
Starring: Al Goldstein, Melissa Evers, Ronnie Love
THE DEUCE gets dirty with a very special evening honoring porno-provocateur, bad-boy Al Goldstein (of Screw Magazine and Midnight Blue) with a very rare 35mm screening of SOS: SCREW ON THE SCREEN. Co-hosted by Casey Scott.
Featuring special guest Lisa Katzman – journalist, documentary filmmaker, and friend of Al Goldstein – with more guests TBA! Plus some jizz-tastic stories of the Victory Theater, the Deuce’s hallowed hot-house of X-rated indulgences…
And of course: The famous ‘DEUCE Raffle,’ Gaffel Kolsch at the after-party, and music by DJ Bones! Hosted and presented by THE DEUCE JOCKEYS: Jeff, Andy, and Joe!
Provocative, outspoken, controversial, and a bona fide original: all these words and more aptly describe the late, great Al Goldstein, one of the original co-founders of the notorious Screw Magazine, an underground rag that transformed the magazine world of the 1970s. Ever the showman, Goldstein credited Screw and its movie review “Peter Meter” system with making Deep Throat the runaway porno chic hit of 1972, and had no qualms with publishing celebrity nude pics before it became commonplace in magazines like “Celebrity Sleuth” and on the world wide web.
Designed as a feature-film version of an issue of the sensational magazine, SOS: Screw on the Screen lives up to its title, book-ending sex scenes with dirty joke skits, counterculture documentary vignettes, film reviews (with illustrative clips), and no-holds-barred interviews with intriguing personalities like adult film legend Jody Maxwell, ‘The Singing C***sucker from Missouri,’ who performs her astonishing feat live and unedited, and renowned stripper/vaginal acrobat Honeysuckle Divine, whose act must be seen to be believed. The magazine format would later translate to Manhattan public-access television as Midnight Blue, perhaps Goldstein’s most enduring legacy to generations of late-night TV junkies, but it was done here first in this one-of-a-kind film as distinctive and unusual as its creator.
35mm print courtesy of Distribpix.