#86 Fleshtone!

#86 Fleshtone!

Show notes

Dr. Snuggles and friends return for episode 86 of your guide to the truly astonishing world of softcore films, and the world’s number one podcast on that subject!

Back in episode 15, we looked at the 1978 comedy musical Fairy Tales, which for the most part we did not care for. Director Harry Hurwitz continued making films into the ‘90s, however, so we check out his 1994 swansong, art themed erotic conspiracy thriller Fleshtone. Martin Kemp (bassist from Spandau Ballet and star of Cyber Bandits) is a tortured artist obsessed with the intersection of romance, art, sex and death, who finds himself drawn into a terrifying and deadly conspiracy when he calls a personals ad in a sex paper. They find they’re enormously similar, in that they both like swapping nude photos (through the mail) and they’re both freakish outcasts because they’re interested in serial killers. The ‘90s sure were a different time. Now they’d just co-host a popular podcast together. Appropriately, we’re joined in this art themed adventure by actual artist and everybody’s favourite, Jimmy Ether.

Plus, we take a look at the life and career of writer and director Harry Hurwitz! Hurwitz wasn’t just a filmmaker - he was also a painter, and a film and art teacher. Amongst his students was the great Joe Dante, who said there’s a little bit of Hurwitz’s debut film in every Joe Dante film.

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