GeneralYep, that's me -- Richard Perez:
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INTERESTS: These days I live to write and appreciate retro-artifacts: mags, films, books, music. I love outsider, underground, sexploitation-noir, grindhouse films! Checkout my websites: RichardPerez.net and PermanentObscurity.com
CLICK HERE >----> to read a past NEW YORK TIMES article of mine
MusicMUSIC: As with films, I have an obsession with retro-'70s & '60s stuff. Favorite song ever: "Little Wing" by Hendrix, second fav: "Strawberry Letter 23" by Shuggie Otis. Others: Brian Jonestown Massacre, T-Rex, Amy Winehouse, Hendrix, White Stripes, Syd Barrett, Kurt Cobain; Plus '90s rap: B.I.G, Wu-Tang... I also love film soundtracks, especially by Phillip Glass...
... I live in my own Private Idaho....
Click here for my nutty list of exploitation movies, entitled: >----> So you'd like to... Enjoy PSYCHO-SEXUAL - 42nd STREET GRINDHOUSE favorites!...
Click here for my David Lynch list, entitled: >----> DAVID LYNCH Unique American Artist...
The truth is that I love exploitation + art films ... low brow and high brow art in various combinations.
SOME FAVORITES: Drugstore Cowboy, Taxi Driver, 42nd Street Forever, Naked Killer, I Stand Alone, Pulp Fiction, Boogie Nights, Schlock!, Black Snake Moan, Kids, Rushmore, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Bukowski: Born Into This, 13 Conversations About One Thing, Trainspotting, True Romance, Big Doll House, Coffy, Foxy Brown, Kill Bill, Masculin Feminin
Breaking The Waves, Amelie, Boys Don't Cry, Adaptation, Band of Outsiders, Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man (Universal Horror films all special), Attack of the Crab Monsters, Pets (1972), The Defilers, The Devil's Rejects, Run Bitch! Run!, Dawn of the Dead, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Breathless, 400 Blows, Umberto D., Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski, City Of God, Head-On, Pulp Fiction, Death Race 2000, Big Bad Mama, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
Faster Pussycat Kill Kill, Blacksnake (most Russ Meyer)
TelevisionNo TV ... since my monitor has become neo-exploitation/grindhouse central! I control my own programming.
Generally, I'm of the "Dirty Realist" school, enjoying writers who are less academic and more lowdown and raw. Bukowski, Hunter S. Thompson, Jim Carroll, Henry Miller ....
The Last Night of the Earth Poems by Charles Bukowski
Down These Mean Streets by Piri Thomas
Another Bullshit Night in Suck City: A Memoir by Nick Flynn
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
You Get So Alone at Times That It Just Makes Sense by Charles Bukowski
Play the Piano Drunk by Charles Bukowski
No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre
A Working Stiff's Manifesto : A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I Quit, Nine That Fired Me, and Three I Can't Remember
Looking for Mr Goodbar
Ask the Dust
Tropic of Cancer, Quiet Days in Cliche, Black Spring, Tropic of Capricorn
Film-maker bios, particularly about the marginalized: David L. Friedman, Roger Corman, Russ Meyer
Sleazoid Express by Bill Landis, Michelle Clifford,
Attack of B Movie Posters by Bruce Hershenson (I never get tired of looking at this book),
Nightmare Of Ecstasy (bio of Ed Wood, which is unforgetable)
The Happiest Man Alive by Mary V. Dearborn (biography of Henry Miller)
HeroesRuss Meyer, Eric Stanton, Vladimir Nabokov, Michelle Tea, Jack Kerouac, Richard Yates, William Blake, David Mamet, Roger Corman,
Gus Van Sant, Walt Whitman, John Fante, Pablo Neruda, Hunter S. Thompson, Charles Bukowski, Jim Carroll, Henry Miller, Ed Wood, Quentin Tarantino
David Lynch, that's right....
David L. Friedman, Roger Corman, Russ Meyers, John Waters ... even Ed Wood -- all these people did THE BEST they could with what they had (money, talent, et al); at least they had the courage to get their work out there, which is the most important thing of all.
MY FAVORITE BOOKSTORE: St. Mark's Bookshop CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
MY FAVORITE CINEMA: The Sunshine (on East Houston Street) Oh, how I love it... Please support this beautiful establishment!...
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- Mar 19, 2011 4:08 AM PERMANENT OBSCURITY at St. Marks Bookshop ... East Village NYC >> + UPDATE #1
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- Feb 18, 2011 3:56 AM Hope you'll visit my new BLOG : http://permanent-obscurity.blogspot.com/
- Aug 9, 2010 12:29 AM PERMANENT OBSCURITY by Dolores Santana (as told to Richard Perez) Pages 39 - 51 (Novel Excerpt)
These days I live to write and appreciate retro-artifacts: mags, films, books. I love outsider, underground, sexploitation-noir, grindhouse films!
Hope you'll pick up my latest novel,
Or a Cautionary Tale of Two Girls and Their Misadventures with Drugs, Pornography and Death by Dolores Santana
(as told to Richard Perez)
'BOUT THE BOOK:
I need to emphasize that PERMANENT OBSCURITY is not "erotica" -- or a stroke book -- although it has BDSM overtones (leaning toward so-called "femdom"). It's really a dark comedy about bohemia and the difficulty of relationships (female/male and female/female) and finally the big question for anyone in the arts (or in the tabloid media): sudden fame vs. permanent anonymity. The style of the novel is inspired by '60s over-the-top sexploition films like those of Russ Meyer (FASTER PUSSYCAT KILL KILL, BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS) and those Something Weird Videos, like A SWEET SICKNESS and BAD GIRLS GO TO HELL [so-called “cautionary tales”]) -- updated to the Bush era (circa 2005).
PERMANENT OBSCURITY: Or a Cautionary Tale of Two Girls and Their Misadventures with Drugs, Pornography and Death by Dolores Santana (as told to Richard Perez)
Written in the 3 parts:
PERMANENT OBSCURITY: PART 1 - THE KINKY HOOK
Whereupon we are introduced to Dolores and Serena and their kinky shenanigans.
PERMANENT OBSCURITY: PART 2 - STRANGE HUNGERS
Whereupon Dolores and Serena grapple with relationship/sexuality issues, life-threatening drug dealers, irreversible money woes. Culminating in a desperate attempt at making a so-called "femdom" film.
PERMANENT OBSCURITY: PART 3 - NO MAN'S LAND
Whereupon Dolores and Serena find themselves in a place not expected. Namely, hell.
Available now on Amazon.com ~ Read customer reviews!
¤*.¸¸.·´¨`°*» Read 4 FREE Book Excerpts from PERMANENT OBSCURITY!
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PERMANENT OBSCURITY: Or a Cautionary Tale of Two Girls and Their Misadventures with Drugs, Pornography and Death
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… my cheeseball site I intend to share my collection of vintage pervy artifacts, reveal a little about myself, and post more shit about my black-comic novel, PERMANENT OBSCURITY.
I hope you'll check out my last book, THE LOSERS' CLUB (more on that below). To those who already have, let me just say thanks. Regardless of what you may think, I truly wrote it from the heart. Don't be shy to message me, by the way.
T H E L O S E R S' C L U B
Storia D'Amore All'East Village … (Italian language translation of The Losers' Club) published Neri Pozza Editore, in Milano, Italy, 2008
Original U.S. version of The Losers’ Club: Complete Restored Edition! published in NYC, 7th printing, 2007
The Korean language translation of The Losers' Club published by Humandom, in Seoul, South Korea, 2007
Kaybedenler Kulübü ... (Turkish language translation of The Losers' Club) published by Say Yayinlari, in Istanbul, Turkey, 2007
T H E L O S E R S' C L U B ......
"A story of youth, very well told, and it dwells in the mind long after a reader finishes it."
-- Joanne Greenberg, author: I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN
"A very beautiful valentine to a time and place almost faded from existence."
-- Mary Gaitskill, author: BAD BEHAVIOR, VERONICA
"I couldn't put it down. It's a brave book with a great deal of heart."
-- Poppy Z. Brite, author: LOST SOULS, LIQUOR: A NOVEL
"Reading Richard Perez's THE LOSERS' CLUB was a revelation to me. It is a novel by turns funny, poignant, and illuminating, perfect in its portraits of both the East Village scene of the mid-'90s and the often desperate personal ads subculture in New York City. Yet it is much more than a fictionalized social document· Beneath Perez's dead-on descriptions of downtown clubs and bars and of the people who patronized them is a sense of deep longing for what has been lostand for what may never be had. Perez's is an exciting talent and his work far beyond most of what is published today."
-- Henry Flesh, Lambda Literary Award-winning author of MICHAEL and MASSAGE
"Richard Perez has the ears of the angels -- lend him yours."
-- Barry Gifford, author: WILD AT HEART
"Richard Perez's The Losers' Club moves fast without blurring, and documents New York City in all its self-invented variety: kitsch/retro bars and cafes, goth vampires, dyke rock bands, desperately clever personal ads, the endless cruise for a parking space, and loneliness so relentless its victims wind up feeling stillborn. In its quicksilver way, Perez's novel manages to be cheerful, bleak, and edgy all at once."
-- John Vernon, author: A BOOK OF REASONS, PETER DOYLE
"Along with all its flamboyant extremes...an appealingly old fashioned love story at its core."
-- Madison Smartt Bell, author: ALL SOULS' RISING, TEN INDIANS
"Richard Perez is a clear-eyed chronicler of the New York club scene and a compassionate observer of the lives lived in the carnival at the center of the world. He is a sociologist and a historian, telling the truth about the way we live now. He's funny, honest, and compassionate. We can only hope that The Losers' Club is but the first act in Richard Perez's Human Comedy."
-- John Dufresne, author, LOUISIANA POWER & LIGHT, LOVE WARPS THE MIND A LITTLE
"It is a book to be savored."
-- Tim Sandlin, author: SORROW FLOATS, SOCIAL BLUNDERS
"The Losers' Club evokes a real and genuine sense of place -- the world of the East Village -- and people -- single, young and desperate -- written with zest, energy and enthusiasm."
-- Tama Janowitz, author: SLAVES OF NEW YORK
"Funny and endearing and wisely not so hip as to avoid a good grab for your heart."
-- Marcie Hershman, author: SAFE IN AMERICA, TALES OF THE MASTER RACE
Who I'd like to meet:
People who define themselves by what they love, not what they hate.
Dreamers, Fools, and Courageous Misfits... then: Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino, Jean-Luc Godard, David Lynch.... And of course true Supporters like you.... Please TAKE ME HOME! ---------------------->>>---------->>>> PICK UP A COPY, LUV! < <<<------------------------<<< ----------------------
"I'd been looking for a copy of The Losers' Club by Richard Perez for a few months without any luck. Goddamn bookstores—they don't carry anything worth your while...."
(Page 55: Bandanas & October Supplies by M. Dylan Raskin)
- Status: Swinger
- Here for: Friends
- Hometown: New York City
- Orientation: Straight
- Body type: 5' 6" / Slim / Slender
- Ethnicity: Latino / Hispanic
- Religion: Atheist
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Children: Love kids, but not for me
- Smoke / Drink: No / Yes
- Education: College graduate
- Occupation: Er...Author. Let's leave it at that.
Art & Design Hs
2007 to Present
- New York, NY
- Graduated: N/A
- Student status: Alumni
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