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Flaming Creatures (1963)

With full disturbing and weirdo graphic plus sexual scenes, Flaming Creatures is one of most daring and controversial film of all time, According to Jack Smith's Flaming Creatures is a comedy in a haunted music studio.

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Jack Smith

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Jack Smith
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Cast

Credited cast:
Francis Francine Francis Francine ... Himself
Sheila Bick Sheila Bick ... Delicious Dolores
Joel Markman Joel Markman ... Our Lady of the Docks
Mario Montez Mario Montez ... The Spanish Girl (as Dolores Flores)
Arnold Rockwood Arnold Rockwood ... Arnold (as Arnold)
Judith Malina ... The Fascinating Woman
Marian Zazeela Marian Zazeela ... Maria Zazeela
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beverly Grant Beverly Grant ... Whirling Dervish
Piero Heliczer Piero Heliczer
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One of the most controversial short film of all time, an experiment contains scenes of a group of people who do things that are considered bizarre, strange and taboo, including sexual activity, Jack Smith's Flaming Creatures is regarded comedy with setting a haunted music studio. Written by Egi David Perdana

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Comedy | Drama | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flegomena plasmata See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Budget:

$300 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Seized by New York City police at the premiere, this film was officially determined to be obscene by a New York City criminal court. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Francis Francine: Today Ali Baba comes. Ali Baba comes today.
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Connections

Featured in Divine Trash (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Be-Bop-A-Lula
Written by Gene Vincent (uncredited) and Tex Davis (uncredited)
Performed by The Everly Brothers
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A surreal jumble of moving sexual images
10 September 2013 | by klausmingSee all my reviews

US 43m, B&W Director: Jack Smith; Cast: Francis Francine, Sheila Bick, Joel Markman, Mario Montez, Arnold Rockwood, Judith Malina, Marian Zazeela

Flaming Creatures is an often comedic sexually explicit experimental film which begins with an "advertisement" for lipstick which features close-ups of men and women applying lipstick adjacent male genitalia. Deemed "obscene" upon its release, Flaming Creatures is a surreal jumble of moving sexual images, often shot in close-up which serves to further confound the already sexually ambiguous participants, including a vampire in drag who rises from the coffin to the unlikely country vocal styling of Kitty Kallen and 'It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels". Irreverent and shocking, Flaming Creatures might be described as pop pornography, and along with the likes of Scorpio Rising (1964), inspired the films of Andy Warhol and John Waters (Klaus Ming July 2013).


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