Fetish Puppies Break Free!
In 1934 Berlin, a Black Jew who is married to a White German is visited by a friend who urges him to flee the country. A screening of a German expressionistic film about a horny Golem resurrected by a Mark Zuckerberg-type “scientist” is disrupted by a visit of a man from the future.
This comedy uses anachronisms to scramble Nazi-era Germany with contemporary myths about technology, queer identity, and the cultural zeitgeist in the US following the 2016 election. It utilizes the main location of filming, the Tom of Finland House in Los Angeles, as a backdrop to obstruct the realism of the Nazi-era narrative and layer the experience of the film with BDSM queer iconography, Reality-style TV, and color 16mm footage from 1930s Berlin.
Written, Produced and Directed by Lior Shamriz
The film was produced at the Tom of Finland House, Los Angeles, by spektakulativ pictures. Camera: Lior Shamriz, Cary Cronenwett. Sound Recording: Prima Sakuntabhai. The film’s premier took place at the Project Space Festival Juárez in Mexico in 2019. The Los Angeles premiere was at the Tom of Finland art fair of 2020.
Jordan Green as Jakob
Laura Stinger as young Rachel
Chelsea Reactor as Myrna
Paul Outlaw as the man from the future
Alessio Bonaccorsi & Anna Zett as old Rachel
Oscar Alvarez as the Horny Golem
Marval Rex as the Scientist Sugarberg
The “international queer dinner” scene includes Lior Shamriz, Bryatt Bryant, Prima Sakuntabhai, Neha Choksi, K Bradford and Cary Cronenwett.