Hollow Venus: Diary of a Go-Go Dancer

Dir Larry Fessenden (1989 58 mins, video shot in 16mm, b/w & color)

Docu-Drama about God, performance art and topless dancing in NYC’s Lower East Side, circa 1986. Starring and co-written by Heather Woodbury.


Hollow Venus
Diary of a Go-Go Dancer

A docu-drama about performance art, topless dancing, and God

Hollow Venus

Coco Dupree is a New York performance artist
who makes a living dancing topless in a bar called “Paradise.”

There she meets a mob boss who calls himself God,
a thug named Richie, and a kept woman named Desiree.

Starring and co-written by Heather Woodbury, HOLLOW VENUS
is an autobiographical glimps at a world where topless dancing and performance art collide.

Go-Go Dancer Go-Go Dancer
Richie and Coco

Hollow Venus

 
featuring HEATHER WOODBURY ~ GEORGE LIKER ~ JANET DONOFRIO
MANON BRIER ~ CHRIS KAPATAN ~ JIRI SCHUBERT
DARROCH GREER ~ HARRY CROSBY
production design BECK UNDERWOOD crew JOHN SNIADO
written by HEATHER WOODBURY & LARRY FESSENDEN
a flick by LARRY FESSENDEN
© 1989 Glass Eye Pix

 



Coco Coco

Coco Dupree HEATHER WOODBURY
God GEORGE LIKER
Jeannie JANET DONOFRIO
Lulu MANON BRIER
Desiree CHRIS KAPATAN
Arnaud JIRI SCHUBERT
Richie DARROCH GREER
cute rocker HARRY CROSBY

HEATHER WOODBURY (Coco) has been a writer and performer in New York’s downtown scene for ten years, presenting solo shows including WHITE GILT, ANTAGONY, and DELUGIANS OF GRANDEUR at venues including LaMama, The Kitchen, Franklin Furnace, and P.S. 122. Currently she is garnering rave reviews touring her own solo epic performance piece, HEATHER WOODBURY’S “WHAT EVER”. Film roles: Larry Fessenden’s HABIT, Amir Naderi’s MANHATTAN: AVENUE A, B, C and Joel Schlemovitz’s VENUS IN FURS. She She established the Lower East Side performance club Café Bustello which flowered 1987-1990.

GEORGE LIKER (God) was discovered in a chorus line at a show by Theater For the New City in the Lower East Side. He also appears in HABIT.

DARROCH GREER (Richie) Also appears as Jack Sandler in EXPERIENCED MOVERS and as Evel Knievel in STUNT. Greer has since moved to L.A. where he continues to act in theater works and to produce for Television.

JIRI SCHUBERT (Arnaud) is an actor and producer of theater projects that have been launched all over the world.

JANET DONOFRIO (Jeannie) also appears in EXPERIENCED MOVERS, and various other Glass Eye Pix works.

HARRY CROSBY (cute rocker) also appears in EXPERIENCED MOVERS, and other Glass Eye Pix works. He played in the band Swans in the 80s.



Coco

production design BECK UNDERWOOD
crew JOHN SNIADO
written by HEATHER WOODBURY & LARRY FESSENDEN
producer, director, camera, edit LARRY FESSENDEN

music by
JUST DESSERTS
STORMIN’ NORMAN AND SUZAN

 

JOHN SNIADO (grip, electric, sound, assistant camera) has been involved in numerous film projects. He worked for legendary filmmaker Arnold Eagle in the 1980s and currently is an editor at Tapestry International.

BECK UNDERWOOD (production designer, props) has worked as an art director, painter and illustrator in New York since 1983. In the world of film, she was co-writer and production designer on Larry Fessenden’s 1992 feature NO TELLING, and she continues to develop scripts with Fessenden, including the recent HABIT and the forthcoming HECTOR DODGES. Underwood is the founder and publisher of ZuZu, the internationally distributed bi-monthly newspaper for kids that flowered 1992-95, and which can now be found on the World Wide Web at htpp://www.zuzu.org.

HEATHER WOODBURY (writer) has been a writer and performer in New York’s downtown scene for ten years. She presented HOLLOW VENUS as a monologue before adapting the script for film.

LARRY FESSENDEN (writer, director, sound/picture editor) Fessenden’s director credits include: HABIT (1996); NO TELLING (1991); THE IMPACT ADDICT VIDEOS (1986-89) and EXPERIENCED MOVERS (1985). (link to long bio)