First came the movie that garnered no stars from Roger Ebert. It was a classic case of too many hands in the pot. There was the Penthouse head who wanted hardcore sex, the writer struggling to keep his interpretation, the director and star who wanted to re-vamp the script, and the set designer whose grand ideas fell apart and created more chaos in the production. By the end, not even great actors could save the film.
Last year, Karina Longworth shared news of the revival of Caligula by Francesco Vezzoli, an Italian artist who once staged a performance of Veruschka knitting on a bench for days on end, or more specifically, four. The Cosmic Galerie in
An exercise in the deliciously inappropriate, the short film/trailer is so over-the-top that it seems real. It brings back Vidal for a brief introduction, and adds a cast that ranges from the wonderfully campy Karen Black to the Oscar-nominated Helen Mirren, who starred in the original. The clip is now on YouTube, so use our "Read" link to see it in all its glory. Remember -- this is, after all, the story of the man who might be the most sexually deviant person in history, so you must be over 18 and it's definitely NSFW. Log in to the site to confirm your age and enjoy.