Troubled Men Podcast
TMP 106 Mike McCarthy Goes Guerrilla
The Memphis underground filmmaker, documentarian, comic book artist, and sculptor behind Guerrilla Monster Films is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his Cramps-endorsed noir classic, “Teenage Tupelo.” This semi-auto-bio-sexploitation-comedy-drama reimagining the director’s origin story is getting the royal treatment, with a new Blu-ray edition, a soundtrack LP, and a book about the movie and the makeshift creative community that came together to make it. Mike has an almost mystical connection to the midcentury pop culture of comic books, drive-in movies and rock and roll. He also has a knack for talking starlets out of their tops. In his words, nudity is the ultimate location.
Topics include a new intro, distractions, a blog, a mood swing, Jerry Stiller, Fred Willard, a genetic taint, Tracey’s Bar, reopening, “The Sore Losers,” B movies, Doris Wishman, David F. Friedman, Elvis as inspiration, Memphis, Tupelo, self-mythologizing, movie posters, art bootcamp, Scopitones, the Antenna club, casting, art school, leaving home, a comedy obit, “Native Son,” a sculpture, Amy LaVere, a family reunion, historic preservation, classic rock, Fleetwood Mac, the Faces, Kristen Hobbs, the Cramps at Sun Studio, a legacy, willpower, “Cadavera,” a location scam, the MGM backlots, Dr. Nick, an autopsy, death of the dream, making fun, an art school documentary, and much more.
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Intro music: Styler/Coman
Outro music: “Tomb of the Tupelo Twin” by Impala from the soundtrack to “Teenage Tupelo”
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