Blood, Bondage and Skin on Film

New York in the 80’s was a weird and fucked up place, full of weirdos who gave the city its color! I was a little kid living on the west coast, but I would read the Village Voice weekly trying to see what was happening in the NYC art and punk scene. Names like Suicide, Blondie, Television, Warhol and Richard Kerns started to mean something to me – they all represented artistic freedom, which made me feel like I was not alone. Don’t even get me started about Lydia Lunch – she is an underground Goddess that I will always have a crush on. Richard Kerns has been many things in his lifetime, and one of them was a director of subversive films that pushed the limits before this term became the norm. Today I want you to check out his 1980’s short film “Submit To Me,” which is a perverse underground classic with a killer soundtrack that was provided by the Butthole Surfers (craziest band ever – but that’s another story). This film is what the Lower East Side of NYC was all about during this era…Push play and step back into a time before NYC became a corporate whore!

 

Submit To Me (1986) by Richard Kern from Richard Kern on Vimeo.

 

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Sean

Sean

Sean Reveron was born & raised in Venice Beach, CA. He terrorized the streets of the West Side as a young Suicidal Boy, and was a part of the early Hardcore movement. Sean has always been passionate about the music and the DIY fashion of the crust and metal world, and that passion led him and his wife Meghan to create the world of CVLT Nation and the CVLT clothing brand.

13 Comments

  1. April 9, 2016 at 11:52 am — Reply

    Love the whole cinema of transgression – but there’s a certain spoken-word ‘artist’ in there that, once having met her, made me get rid of a couple records, for sure.

  2. April 8, 2016 at 9:10 pm — Reply

    Yessiree!! That´s the stuff! Love all around here… Lydia Lunch, Richard Kern, Lung Leg… Love Love Love!

  3. April 8, 2016 at 7:07 pm — Reply

    Fingered

  4. April 8, 2016 at 2:32 pm — Reply

    Inego Montoya this is really cool.

  5. April 8, 2016 at 11:55 am — Reply

    Right Side Of My Brain is one of Richard Kern’s best films.

  6. April 8, 2016 at 6:53 am — Reply

    Malcolm Mohr Not to be confused with “Submit To Me Now”

  7. April 8, 2016 at 6:22 am — Reply

    Russ Clayton

    • April 8, 2016 at 8:23 am — Reply

      Yes.Just a massive YES💣💉💥…..🍑🍌🍑.

  8. April 8, 2016 at 5:39 am — Reply

    Mahira Parvez-Rojas

    • April 8, 2016 at 5:43 am — Reply

      Chewed through that book so fast! You’ll definitely get it back at Roadburn next week! 😉

  9. April 8, 2016 at 1:55 am — Reply

    Johnny Prinz Stovner have a look in here <3

  10. April 8, 2016 at 1:49 am — Reply

    you want to fuck a performer. edgy shit <3

  11. April 8, 2016 at 1:22 am — Reply

    Saw her live a couple years back, she’s phenomenal!

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