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July 22, 2014

Episode 176: Waterpower (1977)

Special Guests: Shaun Costello, Sharon Mitchell, Jeanne Silver

A notorious adult film which blends the true crime of Michael H. Kenyon and the movie Taxi Driver, Shaun Costello's Waterpower stars Jamie Gillis as Burt, the Enema Bandit, who terrorizes women with his Bardex bag and nozzle.

We spoke to director Shaun Costello about the strange history of the film (which is often credited to Gerard Damiano) as well as "patient" Jeanne Silver. We also continue our conversation with Sharon Mitchell from our Smoker episode.

We're joined by Heather Drain to discuss this fascinating portrait of bicentennial New York City.

Buy Waterpower on DVD
Visit the official Shaun Costello website
Buy Shaun Costello's Wild About Harry
Listen to the first part of our Sharon Mitchell interview
Listen to our Opening of Misty Beethoven episode
Listen to The Rialto Report interview with Jeanne Silver
Listen to The Rialto Report talk to Sharon Mitchell
Keep up with Mondo Heather
From the Arthouse to the Grindhouse contains a great essay on Waterpower
Read a review of Waterpower

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  1. Absolutely amazing podcast! I love Waterpower and this episode was brilliant, thank you.