Saturday, April 3, 2010

Abandoned!

Twenty years ago this weekend I met Donna Lethal. She came to visit her friend Mavis Martini, one of the first people I met when I moved to Wilmington, NC. Back then Donna was a blonde and went by the name of Jayne International and I was a young filmmaker who loved B Movies and beer. With our combined love of trashy cinema (John Waters, David Lynch, Ed Wood, Doris Wishman etc...) I decided to make a movie with Mavis, Jayne and other assorted oddballs we knew. That movie was ABANDONED! and now twenty years later I've decided to recut and update it. Donna and Mavis are too much of a class act to post it here, but I'm not. So, grab a comfy chair and some snacks and enjoy the Director's Cut of ABANDONED!.

13 comments:

Mavis Martini said...

Easter Sunday at the Kenan Fountain outside the Deep River Apartments! Betcha the Baptists never forgot that scene! (wish I still had that butterfly chair!)

Eve said...

Oh, Donna, it's good to know we are both glamorous failed actresses!

Pantheon Zeus said...

That was terrif
I had only seen stills til now
it was very fun!
B Rainey is a one talented splicer
know wonder they called you two
Splicey and Dicey

Mr. Sophistication said...

The best bus transit footage I've ever seen! (Also, that bit in the "jungle" was enticing).

Mavis Martini said...

The "jungle" was the back yard of Sparky's crib on Dock St. (I think--fuzzy memory!) We need to do a sequel! Can trailers have sequels? Why not!?

Brian said...

I'm still suprised how good it looks considering how little we had.

Donna Lethal said...

That fountain was fun - I loved seeing all the church ladies and their kids. We didn't have that "up north."

Mr. Sophistication said...

Anything can have a sequel. And I'm completely down. I think we should all take turns shooting footage around the country and send our various pieces to Brian and see what he can put together. The internet can be used for more than porn gathering!

Brian said...

I'm cool with that.

Christopher said...

SpOoKtAcUlAr!

Mavis Martini said...

I think there needs to be a cameo by Wally Cox somehow!

Mr. Sophistication said...

Ehem. Wally might need a little convincing. What did you have in mind?

Anonymous said...

I think I saw that on the Lifetime Network late one night retitled as "The Lindsay Lohan Story."

-toke!