"Llik Your Idols" features iconic artists Richard Kern, Nick Zedd, Thurston Moore, Lydia Lunch, Joe Coleman and Richard Hell; Bosio and Zedd will host a panel discussion following the premiere.
“It just fit perfectly," Bosio told XBIZ. "At the heart of 'Llik Your Idols' are a few personal as well as artistic issues, which fascinate me. One of them is how eroticism and violence intermingle in such peculiar ways. In the chaotic process of making the film, it remained an important key. That is why I was touched and honored when the Erotica Film Fest contacted me to do a screening as a premiere, for this festival itself aims at questioning eroticism and sexuality in films.”
The 69-minute documentary depicts the changing culture in 1980s New York and celebrates with cynicism the way the city changed during the Reagan and H.W. Bush administrations, and how Cinema of Transgresion and No Wave artists attacked conformity.
"'Llik Your Idols' captures the nihilistic spirit of that downbeat cinematic art movement known as the ‘Cinema of Transgression’ without stuffing it full of platitudes or faux delusional self-importance,” LAEFF Director of Programming Roger M. Mayer told XBIZ. “It's informative, well-researched and respectfully knows the terrain it dwells in. It finally puts a face to the original outsider cinematic artists that for years have had to hide in the proverbial shadows of their more well-known musical counterparts.”
LAEFF also will screen a showcase of Cinema of Transgression films made by Bruce La Bruce and Zedd.
The Los Angeles Erotica Film Fest, taking place Sept. 15-16, will welcome short erotic film submissions from fans around the world as well as within the adult industry. The support of presenting sponsors XFANZ, Pulpo Inc. and ImLive.com plus BurningAngel Entertainment, Vivid Alt, Silver Lake Film Festival, Arrow Productions, Cinekink NYC, Adam & Eve Pictures, Indie 103.1, Yelp.com and LA City Beat will aid in the process of providing a forum to reach the innovative filmmakers of erotica.
Submission is free and open to all professional, amateur and novice erotica filmmakers worldwide until Wednesday. To submit or learn more on the Los Angeles Erotica Film Fest visit EroticaFilmFest.com.
Tickets can be purchased online or in-person at the Knitting Factory at 7021 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, Calif.
Limited sponsorships are still available; those interested can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.