On rare occasion, every few hundred thousand movies or so, you may come across a captivating mystery thriller with so much life-changing meaning, such realistic nerve curdling emotion, such awe-struck wonder and curious disbelief, through tears and through laughter, the viewer is transformed into an entirely new being, for the better, and will live on under a new persona for the rest of their life, reflecting on that specific motif of entertainment.
Jared Masters, the surrealist who helmed recent horror melodramas Slink, Teachers’ Day, and Deadly Punkettes, now has his new film, Club Lingerie, also known as Passion Show, halfway in the can. The motion picture is his most serious, intellectual, genre defying and most challenging project yet. The story is compiled of colorful characters whose mannerisms project into on screen tensions that simmer to a boil and will explode into an aggrandized cinematic trend setter. It’s almost as fun as a high school play, except this film will exist world-wide, available for millions, unlike the family home video.
Executive producer John Van Harlingen wrote the original treatment that Masters raised into a feature length script, with the help of none other than Cult Film Goddess, and the film’s star; Bouvier (Surgikill), the quintessence of opulence and refinement. As heroine, she alone will embody the challenging role of Renae, a powerful symbol of femininity and triumph, who inherits a once famous nightclub from her grandfather, only to struggle keeping its doors open, and lights on. Also staring is the white dove from cinematic heaven, Jacqueline Guzman Cereceres (8 Reels of Sewage), as Hattie, the hot ‘n’ handy helper from a secret place where humans were designed well. The highly sought-after Dawna Lee Heising has also joined the cast as Shelby Gator, the sensual and strange seductress whose lover allures us in drag and together they manipulate the lingerie models that Renae hired to help boost business. The choice for lace and flesh helps attendance but also attracts an unknown killer. Could it be Frederic, the bodacious business partner portrayed by virtuoso Geo Sargent, the rare breed that can effectively combine classic camp with charisma? Or is it the doorman, Moose, played by Richy B. Jacobs, who isn’t keeping peace?
Also gracing the film with his presence is Domiziano Arcangeli (The Ghostmaker, Orgy of the Damned), as Desmond, the jealous boyfriend of Claudette, played by the radiant Sydney Raye Smith. Sometimes great performances arise out of unexpected places, such is the case with newbie actress Jennifo Box, proving some things shipped from Hong Kong can be quality. “The Girl With The Voice” as production designer Mystic Marlow calls her, is perfecting the art of the cool. Also navigating this ocean liner in her negligée is the living doll, Jessica Knopf, a magnificent dose of funk fueled by conceptualized creative theatrical chops, between a higher level of sincerity and a base level of ingenuity. The girl seems perfect…. But it was only her first day.
Also featured in the film is a man that needs no introduction…. Andy Dick (Road Trip) as the bikini contest judge and presenter, who may or may not crown the space age princess Mindy Robinson (V/H/S/2). Others rumored in the cast are; Vera Taylor, Art Roberts, Maria Olsen, David Hart and LeJon. The film is produced by Julia Faye West, Jacqueline Guzman Cereceres, Richy B. Jacobs, Michael Anthony, Mikko Tervonen and Bouvier. Art Direction by Ryan Henneman. Stills by David Levin. Special effects make-up by Billy Hendrickson. Directed by Jared Masters. Coming soon from Frolic Pictures.
Don’t come alone to… Club Lingerie.
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