Monday Night Madness with Mae West
I learned about this event too late to hype it in Stranger Suggests, but if you’re a fan of wonderfully horrible movies, it’s not to be missed: Sextette, the 1978 musical-comedy fiasco starring an elderly (and face-lifted to freakishness) Mae West, screening this Monday, September 26 at Re-bar, as part of their “Movies of Mass Destruction” series.
Even reading down the film’s cast list is an acid trip: Along with Ms. West (whose unfortunate visage is a rubbery case study in how far the art of plastic surgery has progressed), Sextette features Dom DeLuise, Tony Curtis, Ringo Starr, George Hamilton, Alice Cooper, Rona Barrett, Keith Moon, and Regis Philbin. The whole thing is mind-bogglingly awful—a duet of “Love Will Keep Us Together” sung by Mae West and Timothy Dalton is an enduring low-light—but it’s exactly the type of crappy movie that needs to watched with both a crowd and a lot of booze, which makes Monday’s screening at Re-bar a dream come true. Doors at 8:30, movie at 9:30, admittance is FREE, and the evening’s hosted by Ms. Sylvia O’Stayformore.