Plaster Caster and Gerald V. Casale shown here as they met at a 2003 DVD release party for the movie PLASTER
CASTER.- a portrait of legendary artist and groupie, Cynthia
Plaster Caster — famous for plaster casting the penises of rock
stars, including, most notoriously, Jimi Hendrix.
film explores how Cynthia developed her unique pursuit, follows the ups
and downs of casting sessions with a shy guitarist and an extroverted
glam rocker, and goes along for the ride as Cynthia prepares for her first
gallery show in New York City. Featuring candid interviews with "castees,"
candidates, and commentators — Noel Redding (The Jimi Hendrix Experience),
Jello Biafra (The Dead Kennedys), Eric Burdon (The Animals), Pete Shelley
(The Buzzcocks), Jon Langford (Mekons), Wayne Kramer (MC-5), Paul Barker
(Ministry), as well as author Camille Paglia and artist Ed Paschke —
PLASTER CASTER goes beyond the mythology and asks the question, "is
it really art?"
Available on DVD Nov. 4, '03 from Xenon Pictures