Why Isn’t The Paperboy A Canonized Camp Classic?
Film

Why Isn’t The Paperboy A Canonized Camp Classic?

You can tell a whole lot about a film’s impact by the GIFs that remain peppered throughout the Internet even years after its release. For Lee Daniels’s gloriously trashy The Paperboy, its afterlife is preserved in slow-as-molasses, steamy grabs of heartthrob Zac Efron’s Jack Jansen languishing in itty bitty, tighty whities, flexing his tautly muscled … Continue reading

Filthy Dreams’s GIF Review: Kathe Burkhart’s “From The Liz Taylor Series” At Mary Boone
Art / GIF Reviews

Filthy Dreams’s GIF Review: Kathe Burkhart’s “From The Liz Taylor Series” At Mary Boone

Why hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers! And welcome to the newest installment of our GIF review series. This GIF review focuses on Kathe Burkhart’s exhibition From The Liz Taylor Series at the swanky uptown Mary Boone Gallery. Why they even had a pianist in the lobby to make sure you knew it was fancy. With monumental paintings … Continue reading

Life As A Punch Line: I, Tonya’s Camp Resurrection Of Tonya Harding
Camp / Film / Trash

Life As A Punch Line: I, Tonya’s Camp Resurrection Of Tonya Harding

When I was eight years old, I wanted to be Tonya Harding. Well, at least momentarily. Playing outside on a particularly frozen day in 1994, I pretended to be figure skaters with a friend. Did I want to be Nancy Kerrigan with her perfect brunette ponytail, Vera Wang-designed white costumes and sophisticated poise? Hell no. … Continue reading

From The Filthy Dreams Kitchen: Horrible Vintage Foods To Frighten Your Holiday Party Guests
Camp / Trash

From The Filthy Dreams Kitchen: Horrible Vintage Foods To Frighten Your Holiday Party Guests

Why hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers! I didn’t hear you come in over my manic mixing of gelatin and mayonnaise. Come, grab yourself a glass or three of peppermint martinis. Sure, they taste like regret, but what worthwhile doesn’t, Mary. Even though we recently published our suggestions for terrifying vintage foods for your Thanksgiving, … Continue reading

Daddy Camp: Merging Beauty and Camp In Mike Kuchar’s “Drawings By Mike!”
Art / Camp

Daddy Camp: Merging Beauty and Camp In Mike Kuchar’s “Drawings By Mike!”

Walking through Anton Kern Gallery’s exclamatory (and inflammatory) current exhibition Drawings By Mike!, I had to stop myself from sighing like Tim Curry’s Dr. Frank-N-Furter, “Oh ROCKY!” That urged bubbled up from deep within while viewing drawing after drawing of impossibly tanned, blonde and muscular figures scattered on the walls of the gallery’s chic 55th Street space, which gave its top floor over to deliciously lurid trash. Continue reading