FINGERED is an art film that’s constructed like a regular movie. Lydia Lunch plays a phone sex operator/prostitute that gets together with a guy she’s been on the phone with. After a semi-hardcore sex scene, the violence begins. The man cuts someone’s throat for looking at Lydia’s character, then they go for a drive. The two abduct a hitch hiker and rape her in a junkyard. —IMDb
Richard Kern (born 1954 in North Carolina) is a New York underground filmmaker, writer and photographer. He first came to underground prominence as part of the underground cultural explosion in the East Village of New York City in the 1980s, with erotic and experimental films featuring underground personalities of the time such as Lydia Lunch, David Wojnarowicz, Sonic Youth, Kembra Pfahler, and Henry Rollins in movies like “The Right Side of My Brain” and “Fingered.” Like many of the musicians around him, Kern had a deep interest in the aesthetics of extreme sex, violence, and perversion and was one of the leading lights of Nick Zedd’s coined Cinema of Transgression.
Kern’s first dabbling in the arts was a series of self-produced underground magazines featuring art, poetry, photography, and fiction by Kern and several friends. Kern’s first zine was the bi-monthly “The Heroin Addict,” which was later renamed to “The Valium Addict.” The hand-stapled photocopied magazines (a.k.a… read more
You just know these guys thought they were revolutionary- that's what makes this so enjoyable. It's really one of those "so bad it's good" cult Plan 9 shock films. I've got a weak spot for movement films- any film that documents an era between the beat generation 50's, Underground 60's/ 70's, and the punk 80's is good in my book. It's not a film- it's a punk album in moving pictures.