Lydia Lunch

The Wild World of Lydia Lunch

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Music Video Distributors make available several Nick Zedd movies in this VHS collection. The Wild World of Lydia Lunch takes its title from the film, shot in Ireland and England, that portrays performance artist Lydia Lunch. Listeners hear Lunch read from, potentially, a letter about getting by as an underground artist. Alternately to dark music, the 1983 film shows Lunch moving in and out of suitably creepy scenes of crumbling buildings. For the dedicated Lunch or Zedd fan, this can add to their collection of each artist, but on its own there is not much substance here. However, the same volume includes The Bogus Man, an uproarious hyper-political comedy. The film includes a gory hand-severing, à la Herschell Gordon Lewis, as part of the political abduction and torture story. The wild, freakish props include a penis chair and body suit of an obese, exotic dancer. This film is classic and unforgettable. While watching this imaginative expose, you will ask yourself, "Why did my eyes have to see this, why?"