Welcome to the Vinegar Syndrome Staff Picks section, where we highlight our favorite releases from the many other fine labels releasing films on home video. This section, which will be updated semi regularly, features an array of crucial genre films, which no home library should be without.
MARY JANE’S NOT A VIRGIN ANYMORE
I WAS A TEENAGE SERIAL KILLER
Sarah Jacobson’s punk-spirited DIY films from the 1990s combine B-movie aesthetics and riot grrrl feminism, standing as a testament to the vision, determination, and raw talent of the Queen of Underground Cinema. MARY JANE’S NOT A VIRGIN ANYMORE, Jacobson’s only feature film, is a vibrant and vital antidote to every phonyHollywood teen picture, bringing lo-fi realness to thecoming-of-age genre. The 27-minute short, I WAS A TEENAGE SERIAL KILLER, is SLACKER meets Valerie Solanas, as a 19-year-old woman responds to catcalls, condescension,and bad sex the only way she knows how: murder. Taking on every major function from production throughdistribution, Sarah Jacobson proved herself as a shitkicker and rulebreaker, finding fans in filmmakers Allison Anders (GAS, FOOD LODGING) and Tamra Davis (CROSSROADS), as well as Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth.
- Brand new 2K preservations from the only 16mm film elements in existence!
- Rare shorts and music videos by Sarah Jacobson!
- Liner notes by Alicia Coombs of AGFA and Annie Choi of Bleeding Skull!