[via Movie City News Indie]:
Crispin Hellion Glover, who’s best known for playing George McFly in the Back
to the Future films, has spent the last two decades getting weirder. My housemate,
“Brother Pete” Onlock, the weirdo in our six-man house in my second and
thrid years at Crazy Go Nuts University, considered Glover to be a sort
of personal hero, especially after that meltdown he had on Late
Night With David Letterman.
In the late 1980’s, Glover published his home phone number in a number
of offbeat publications, promising callers some interesting taped
messages. In 1989, having a morbid curiosity and the phone number from
Keyboard World magazine, I called the number and was treated a rant
about rats that was both creepy and hilarious.
There have been rumours about a magnum opus film project on which he’s
been working for years. It looks like we’ll finally get our chance to
According to Movie City News’ Indie section: “Most of the actors in the
film have Down’s Syndrome, but the
film is not about Down’s Syndrome. Mr. Glover explains the plot thus:
‘Being the adventures of a young man whose principal interests are
snails, salt, a pipe, and how to get home, as tormented by an hubristic
racist inner psyche.'”
Here’s the poster for What Is It?
Oh, my again.
That’s nothing, however. For the full “Oh, my!” experience, you’re going to have to watch the trailer [NOT SAFE FOR WORK:
some nudity, and completely whacked out]. It reminds me of Pavlov Video Chicken I, the piece reviewed in the “Bad Conceptual Art”
skit from the 1978 Saturday Night Live.
I am eagerly awaiting the DVD release so I can host a “Bad Art Night” party.
As an added bonus, here’s the video of Crispin Glover’s infamous appearance on Late Night with David Letterman.
[6.5 MB AVI file, enclosure]. I remember watching this when it was
broadcast and wondering “Is he acting, or is he really flipping out?”