TALKING TRASH WITH
RETROCRUSH INTERVIEWS CHRISTY SAVAGE, ARTIST
CO-CREATOR OF SACRAMENTO'S OWN TRASH FILM ORGY
Talented artists Christy and Darin Savage have
created California's best Midnight Movie Film Festival: Trash Film
Orgy. On the eve of the festival's sixth anniversary Christy took
some time to speak with us.
Weíre talking to Christy
Savage of Trash, Film, Orgy Fame.
right this will be my first un-drunk retroCRUSH interview!
I loved you on the
Facts of Life.
Can I cuss during this
You can say anything you want.
Whatís your favorite cuss word?
I kind of like the
word Poontang. Does that count?
Have you ever eaten Poontang?
Can I say no comment
on that one? Isnít this about my movie show?
Tell us more about Trash Film Orgy.
We are a very unusual
and exciting midnight movie film festival. We do six weeks every
summer. We do Halloween and occasional other shows in Sacramento at
the historic and beautiful Crest Theater which has been there for a
Itís Sacramentoís last
picture palace so weíre lucky to be in there. We show fabulous,
giant 35mm movies in a wonderful atmosphere. We encourage heckling
and audience participation. We have a bar, the retroTRASH lounge. We
have fun games in the lobby and all kinds of weirdness.
I hear itís easy for people to smoke weed at the
Trash Film Orgy.
I donít know what
youíre talking about, but I know cigarettes are illegal to smoke
inside the theaters.
Whatís the weirdest thing youíve seen at TFO? Have
you ever seen people having sex in the audience?
I havenít seen it.
But I felt it squirt on my neck and Iíve sat in it.
S&M clown was pretty weird. He was running around in his
G-string and clown face whipping everybody.
We always have some of the greatest movies playing
at the Trash Film Orgy.
Even though people
have the misconception that we show bad movies at TFO thatís not
true, we show the best of the underground, unusual, and
In the past weíve shown films like: 2000 Maniacs,
Re-Animator, Rock N Roll High School, Return of the Living Dead,
Faster Pussycat Kill Kill, and Ass Busters 4.
We didnít show that.
You also played Frankenhooker.
Penthouse Pet of the Year Patty Mullen, a Frank Henenlotter
film. That's going to be a fun one. Itís supposed to be a brand new
print as well.
Youíve got Beaver
shots of her on the
Yeah, you can click on
the galleries and find her. You can even get to her from the front
TFO is full of Beaver.
Once we had the naughty nightie pillow fight on
Weíll be doing that
again this year at Trash Till Dawn.
Last time there was
a girl wrestling on stage with a ton of other girls and her panties
came off. Lets just say pink is the new black.
Youíre killing me.
I thought someone was shucking clams on stage before
I realized what was going on. What other movies are playing this
For our second week we
have super fast stylish Japanese action Versus. Itís the
Yakuza vs. Zombie classic. Itís not really old enough to be a
classic, but itís still hella good. Itís our second subtitled movie
that weíve ever shown.
So for people that canít read itís still pretty easy
Itís all fast action.
If you canít read you can still figure out whatís going on. With the
undead and them trying to eat people. There are guys with lots of
guns trying to shoot them.
What if youíre blind and deaf?
youíre blind and deaf you might want to pick up another hobby. Iím
guessing. Not that Iím anti-blind and deaf. Maybe going to midnight
movies isnít the best thing for you.
On Week 3 what do we have at TFO?
Week 3 is going to be
absolutely super duper fun. We have 1972 roller derby exploitation
classic Unholy Rollers starring the late and sexy Claudia
Jennings. Not only will we be showing that fabulous movie which has
been out of print for quite awhile so a lot of people have not had
the chance to see it, but we will also be featuring Sacramentoís Sac
City Rollers live and in attendance. We will be doing roller derby.
Iím so sick of those Sac City Rollers from San
Those are fakers. You
want the real Sac City Rollers from Sacramento.
So, this is every Saturday starting June 24th
at midnight in Sacramento?
We will open the doors
at 11:30 so you can get drinks in the retroTRASH lounge and play fun
games. This weekend you can earn punk points by doing cool things
like playing name that Punk Rock tune, weíre doing a Punk Rock quiz.
You can get bonus points if you get a Mohawk.
if I say, "Please give me a Mohawk." youíll do it.
Do you do pube Mohawks?
Absolutely not. We're
doing regular Mohawks on your head.
So this Trash Lounge youíre talking about is usually
run by retroCRUSH right?
This year weíll be
featuring the porn shack.
Arenít you going to just spread your legs and weíre
going to look at the porn shack there?
Itís not that kind of
I thought Shaquille O'Neal was going to be there
with some Playboys.
Week 4 is what?
Week 4 is Meet the
Feebles which is Peter Jacksonís crazy puppet musical and it
will be a sing-along show.
For week 5 what do you have?
Frankenhooker which is
Frank Henenlotterís classic tale of sluts and bolts.
Week 6 is the final night of the series?
That is Trash till
dawn. Weíve got a couple of awesome features, a bunch of shorts, and
some cartoons. All kinds of fun stuff for our short attention span
Is this the night that the naughty nightie pillow
fight is going to be?
naughty nightie pillow fight.
When we had the naughty nightie pillow fight it was
almost the best night of my life. Next to my kids being born and
Thatís a close runner
Which one of the Villains from the Trash, Film, Orgy
would you have sex with?
Z-man from Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is sort of fun
in a weird sort of way.
If you like chicks with dicks. I choose the lovely
Connie Mason from 2000 Maniacs or Shanty Tramp, but sheís used to
being with big black bucks.
We had all the Ramones
Rock and Roll High School and thereís that.
You want to have a whole gang bang with them?
Yeah, sure The Ramones
gang bang. Thatís the way to go. I think three of them are dead so
it might not work out so well. This is fantasy right?
Iíd like to rub my face in
Tura Satanaís breasts.
Iíd be into that one.
You get all those Pussycat girls yeah.
in Impulse was pretty hot.
Oh yeah, I watched
that the other day.
You like the movie
Parents. Who was the creepiest parent you remember when
That oneís easy. This
guy I knew from when I was in high school. Weíd go to his house and
hang out. His dad would try and make passes at me. It was really
creepy. He grabbed my butt one day.
Did you see what you were wearing? You were
practically asking for it.
I didnít have any of
that action. I wasnít into it. The son was okay, but the dad, that
When did you have your first Orgasm?
I think I was about
That was one hot couch. A lot of women arenít
orgasmic right away.
Iím good that way.
Donít worry. Thanks for asking though.
I enjoyed the jets in the swimming pool too.
That was you? Fuck.
Were you a scaredy cat as a kid?
I was scared of
heights as a kid. I wouldnít go on roller coasters and stuff. I
didnít do them until I started doing a bunch of drugs and then I
decided that was fun.
Who would you rather have sex with right now:
Vincent Price or Jan Michael Vincent?
both dead arenít they?
Jan Michael Vincent is still alive.
Isnít he mad? Didnít
he have an accident and it made him turn surly.
Have you ever had gay man sex? Sex you would
Did you always doodle when you were a kid?
Did I always do what
as a kid?
Did you always diddle as a kid?
Yes and yes.
You were a diddling doodler.
Youíre a kick ass artist. A lot of your art is
Iím pretty into
drawing hot, sexy girls. With them being threatened in perilous
situations whether it being attacked by monsters, madmen, or what
Do you like that feeling of being terrified?
Iím not sure if I just
find danger titillating.
Trash Film Orgy is a
great time every Summer in Sacramento, and 2010 marks the 10th
Anniversary. Go to
www.trashfilmorgy.com to find out more.
All of the artwork you see in this article was created by Christy
and Darin. To see more of their artwork or to hire them for a custom
design project go to