by Gary Johnson
It's a happy irony that four of the cornerstones of cinematic camp are making their appearance on DVD. Like John Waters, director Paul Morrissey isn't known for his careful cinematography, or meticulous lighting, or even audible sound -- in other words, all those things that DVD showcases to such great effect. Nonetheless, Flesh, Trash, Heat, and the previously unavailable Women in Revolt are among the most welcome of recent DVDs (they can also be had on VHS at sell-through prices) for their rarity, fetish interest, and sheer entertainment value. Self-absorbed drag queens, has-been B-movie actresses, churlish fag hags, fetching hustlers, effeminate vampires, and delusional junkies are Morrissey's gallery, and nobody does it better. Flesh, Trash, and Heat were "written, photographed, and directed" by Morrissey, while Women in Revolt gives him only the "written and directed" credits.
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