Tuesday, January 5, 2016
John Lindsay - Sexangle (1975)
Sexangle is a "blue movie" starring none other than Cosey Fanni Tutti. Produced by the infamous John Lindsay under the pseudonym of Karl Ordinez, this was one of the many endeavors in the adult industry that Cosey used as both financing for Coum Transmissions and eventual fodder for the Prostitution exhibition at the ICA in 1976.
There's not much to be said here - actually, I don't really believe this film should be mentioned at all if it were not for the presence of Cosey Fanni Tutti, which makes the flick sort of a cultural curio. The picture in itself is just like any porn flick from the mid-70s, where various situations lead to a good amount of licking & sticking (all very explicit and shot "up close and personal" - mind you, this is NO softcore piece). Yes, there seems to be some attempt of a story here, about interior decoration and very horny patrons, but not much else, I'm afraid. The only point worthy of a line or two is Cosey, who, around the time of shooting, was making her way as an iconic figure of the radical performance ensemble, Coum Transmissions, and was on the verge of breaking all musical barriers with the emergence of the legendary industrial outfit, Throbbing Gristle. This alone, makes the viewing a one-of-a-kind experience, especially for those of us interested in Coum and TG. Considering that there are no existing videos of Coum's highly controversial performances, I guess this is the closest you will ever get to see Cosey in action. Even if its just a glimpse, within a cheap porn flick.