Sex, comics and socialists steal the spotlight this Thursday and Friday, April 8 and 9, on Ovid.tv, the subscription streamer offering arthouse, documentary and social issues films.
Thursday, April 8
The sex comes in the form of Bettie Page Reveals All (2012), a documentary in which the ‘50s pin-up queen recounts how her free expression overcame government witch hunts to help launch America’s sexual revolution.
Ovid.tv also debuts My Comic Shop Country (2019), which explores the business, fandom, and community of comic book stores across the U.S.
Finally, the sex and comics come together in the aptly titled Sex in the Comics (2012), in which burlesque performer Molly Crabapple relates the history of the erotic comic strip.
Friday, April 9
Exactly 150 years ago, socialists were in the middle of a two-month period in which they governed Paris. In 2000, director Peter Watkins released a five hour, 45-minute epic drama interspersing that time with the present. That film, La Commune (Paris, 1871) makes its streaming debut on Ovid.tv, along with a 2001 documentary, The Universal Clock: The Resistance of Peter Watkins, about the director and the making of the film. It’s also making its streaming debut.
Here’s a small fraction of the former:
(Top image: ‘Bettie Page Reveals All’, courtesy Ovid.tv)
- Ex-Cons, Serious and Funny - April 9, 2021
- Them x 2 = Scary 1950s L.A. - April 8, 2021
- ‘Future People’ Are Here - April 8, 2021
- Stream ‘Midnight Cowboy’ - April 7, 2021
- Sex, Comics, Socialists - April 6, 2021
- ‘Wonderland’ on MHz Choice - April 6, 2021
- Free Doc Fest Kicks Off - April 2, 2021
- Fuse Sweat: ‘80s Workouts - April 1, 2021
- Queen of Sheba & Atom Man - March 31, 2021
- Take HBO’s ‘Last Cruise’ - March 30, 2021