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Futz (1969)

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A ritual celebration of the death of personal liberty

Futz is the tender story of a man and his pig. Seth Allen plays a young farmer whose luck with women ranges from lousy to hopeless. Unable to relate to human females, the poor farmer concentrates all his love and affection upon his prize sow Amanda. The ensuing public uproar is but one of many ingredients to this pure-sixties stew. Director Tom O'Horgan (Hair, Lenny), who managed to turn Futz into a success as a Broadway play, was carried over to the film version - as were many members of the LaMaMa stage troupe responsible for the original play.

The play Futz is being performed by New York's Cafe La Mama Repertory Company before a small rural audience in an open field. Cyprus Futz, a young farmer, is in love with his pig, Amanda, and rejects the advances of plump Marjorie Satz and persuades her to have sex with the pig. One day, when Futz is in the barn with his pig, he is seen by Oscar Loop, a mentally unbalanced youth with an Oedipus complex; and Loop, sexually aroused by what he has viewed, rapes and murders Ann Fox. Meanwhile, Marjorie and her family have told the townspeople of Futz's unnatural relationship with his pig, and when, after his arrest, Loop tells the townspeople the reasons for his crime, they hang Futz and slaughter his pig, after first having lynched Loop. At the close, the townspeople burn down the farm and wallow in the pig's blood. [Press material mentions scenes of nudity, masturbation, incest, transvestism, homosexuality, exhibitionism, and group sex.]

Release Date: November 16, 1969 @ Kips Bay

Distrib: Commonwealth United Entertainment


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