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Bad Girls Go to Hell + The Color of Love

  • Crowley Theater 98 South Austin Street Marfa, TX, 79843 United States (map)

With Thomas Beard, from Light Industry.

Some thirty years ago, the artist Peggy Ahwesh began to cultivate a fascination with the films of Doris Wishman, the prolific director behind grindhouse gems like Nude on the Moon (1961), Bad Girls Go to Hell (1965), and Let Me Die a Woman (1977).

Light Industry’s Thomas Beard presents two films side by side, a feature by Wishman and a short by Ahwesh.

A limited number of Ahwesh's zine publication on Wishman, just reprinted by LightIndustry will be available for purchase at the screening.


Bad Girls Go to Hell

By Doris Wishman / USA, 1965 - 71 min.

Possessed with sex, they know no shame!

"My favorite Wishman films are the 'roughies' from the mid-'60s, which combine titillating striptease (black lace panties dropping provocatively to the floor) with rough sex play and a brutally dystopic view of relations between the sexes. In Wishman's masterful Bad Girls Go to Hell, a sad and misunderstood housewife is a fugitive fleeing a stream of violent men (and one well-meaning lesbian)."

- Peggy Ahwesh

The Color of Love

By Peggy Ahwesh, 1994, 16mm, 10 mins

"The last word in ready-mades, Peggy Ahwesh's The Color of a slightly slo-mo, optical reprint of an obviously ill-treated '70s porn movie in which the chemical rot that's already eaten away the edges of the image threaten to censor it entirely...An ur-text for Ahwesh's work, The Color of Love is an almost Rose Hobart for the '90s."

- Amy Taubin

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