Treating Actors Like Cattle at the Toronto International Film Festival
I didn’t spot any international celebrities at the party I threw at The Bovine Sex Club. They were probably off somewhere being herded through pens like bulls to slaughter. Doesn’t sound like a bad idea.
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the behemoth that often launches films on their long, ponderous path to Oscar glory, has come and gone. I hosted two parties during the festival with the goal of highlighting some of our local flora and fauna, as opposed to the exotic species imported from around the globe that are ubiquitous in Toronto during—and only during—these long ten days in September. I didn’t spot any international celebrities at the party I threw at The Bovine Sex Club (although two nights later at the Locarno Film Festival party in the same location, I, and apparently the New York Post’s Page Six, spotted Bill Murray). The celebs were probably off somewhere being herded through pens like bulls to slaughter. Doesn’t sound like a bad idea. After all, Alfred Hitchcock once proclaimedthat actors should be treated like cattle.
I did drop into a few celebrity bashes, including the party held for my old friend Harmony Korine, who was at the festival with his new fun perverted cinematic opus, Spring Breakers, starring a gloriously pimped-out James Franco, with whom I glamorously texted throughout his brief stay here but never got to see face to face. Oh well. Real time is so passé. Harmony introduced me to Brett Ratner, announcing to the room in general that two legends were meeting. Well, he was half-right.
So here are my photos from my two festival parties: the first, LaBruceophilia, in celebration and anticipation of the upcoming shoot for my new movie, Gerontophilia, and Boom!, the after party at Cold Tea for prodigious Toronto-bred rocker Peaches, whose hot new concert film, Peaches Does Herself, had its world premier at TIFF. Enjoy—or hate on—whichever you prefer.
Next Week: My mini-reviews of the films I saw at TIFF.
My two hot intergenerational go-go dancers, infamous avant-garde artist and neo-ist Monty Cantsin, and Simon David. LaBruceophilia Party
My two favorite trannies—I mean transsexuals—Nina Arsenault and Lexi Sanfino, the latter who hosted the party.
Horse go-go boy and guest. LaBruceophilia Party
Bitch. LaBruceophilia Party
Lexi flaunts her famous Charles Manson tattoo. LaBruceophilia Party
Do me. LaBruceophilia Party
Three trannies and a man. LaBruceophilia Party
Three trannies and a real girl, Dana, whose hot punk band Dentata performed at the party. LaBruceophilia Party
It was nice to see a mosh pit at a TIFF party. LaBruceophilia Party
Dana Dentata rocks out on stage. LaBruceophilia Party
Lexi works the stage with Dentata. LaBruceophilia Party
Monty and Simon dig it. LaBruceophilia Party
Monty and his grill. LaBruceophilia Party
Simon as The Horse. LaBruceophilia Party
Monty goes wild. LaBruceophilia Party
Monty and his monster hands. LaBruceophilia Party
Co-host John Caffery of Toronto band Kids on TV with Lexi and friend. Boom! Peaches After Party
Hot boys at Peaches party. Boom! Peaches After Party
Hot Toronto musician Gentleman Reg. Boom! Peaches After Party
Peaches and Lexi confer as Assof looks on. Boom! Peaches After Party
Hot revelers at hot Toronto bar Cold Tea that serves hot dumplings. Boom! Peaches After Party
One of Peaches’ dancers from 'Peaches Does Herself.' Boom! Peaches After Party
The infamous Naked Cowgirl and hot Israeli dreamboat Assof Hochman, both featured in the self-directed Peaches movie. Boom! Peaches After Party
The Naked Cowgirl, who does an act with two matches and her dirty pillows that has to be seen to be believed. Boom! Peaches After Party
Hot Toronto director Kevin Hegge. Boom! Peaches After Party
The Robotic Kid, left, co-host and DJ of the Peaches After Party, and friend. Boom! Peaches After Party
Hot DJ John Caffery Boom! Peaches After Party
Kevin and Peach. Boom! Peaches After Party
Peaches and Lexi. Boom! Peaches After Party
Peaches rocks out at her after party. Boom! Peaches After Party
Kevin and hot man in plaid cap. Boom! Peaches After Party
Hot happy stud at Peaches party. Boom! Peaches After Party
Hot boy with hot t-shirt at hot Peaches party Boom! Peaches After Party
Portuguese directors João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata, at the festival with their film The Last Time I Saw Macoa, with Marie Losier, director of The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye. Boom! Peaches After Party
Hot Trannie redux. Boom! Peaches After Party
Hot Toronto artist Wilford Barrington. Boom! Peaches After Party