Mondo New York is a 1988 Mondo film directed by Harvey Nikolai Keith. The documentary film was inspired by the 1963 movie Mondo Cane.
Mondo New York examines the lives and activities of Manhattan performance artists, and features Joey Arias and Rick Aviles. A number of New York City denizens appear in various sketches, each linked by a young woman’s exploration of the city. Other performers include Charlie Barnett, Joe Coleman, Phoebe Legere, Karen Finley, Lydia Lunch, Veronica Vera, Frank Moore, and Ann Magnuson. The film was produced by Night Flight creator Stuart S. Shapiro.
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After having only seen very old VHS copies, the print quality on Mondo New York is great. It’s an amazing, shocking, funny, disturbing and at times even strangely beautiful stroll through the very best and the very worst of 1980’s New York City.
Highlights include a rockergirl with the voice of an angel, doing her best GG Allin on the stage floor. A retarded fellow in a wheelchair gets lucky with some bodypainted babes. A bald genderbending titan sings a funny but poignant “F*** You!”. A street comedian hysterically demolishes political correctness. An avant-garde performer bites the heads off of mice before setting off explosives strapped to his chest. Seriously. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll wonder if it’s legal, you might even long for the days, but I can promise, you won’t likely forget this movie. I recommend late night viewing with your favorite adult beverage.
awesome review! thank you so much, Shane!!!!!!!