One other busker who figures into this story was also interviewed in the same film, the illustrious Abby The Spoon Lady. To make along story short, Abby and her bluegrass band has a cameo appearance in the Jug Face movie, near the begging during the celebration of the "Joining" as it was called, or "Engagement Party" as the rest of the world knows it.
You can hear part of my interview as well as Abby's for the Artbeat of the City documentary by clicking here. Pardon my chipmunk cheeks! :p
And now that I've rambled on enough about that, back to talking about Jug Face.
I watched Jug Face as a Video-On-Demand available through Amazon.com prior to it's theatrical release. It's a good low-budget thriller that is not too long in length (80 minutes) and delivers what it promises: A gut-wrenching tale of Ada, a Teenage girl pregnant by her own brother, trying to keep the secret from the secluded rural community she grew up in, which worships an unseen being that lives in a mud pit. That and the fact that she also knows one other thing no one else does: "The Pit" is hungry for a new human sacrifice and she's on the menu!
You can get a good synopsis of Jug Face from a more qualified Horror Movie reviewer than myself, here. You can also watch the official trailer:
Now to answer the obvious question based on the title I've given this blog post: Just what makes me think that a so-called "Feminist Spin" will be visited on this lil' 'ol country-fried thriller?
Oh, I don't know... perhaps this review from Katie Bonham on horrortrunk.com:
"Jug Face explores a plain and raw view of life, death, sex and the primitive values within this tight knit community; where girls are tested as virgins, and whipped if they go against community rules. Equality is dead...get your jugs out for the pit..."
Up and coming Director Chad Crawford Kinkle does an excellent job taking this simple, low budget and basic story and giving it heart. The acting is worthy of a major-league budget film, in a league with the Coen Brothers 2000 flick O Brother, Where Art Thou. The camera work is simple,yet straightforward and effective. Occasionally it gets a bit confusing, as for example when Bodie's sister is killed - she's washing clothes in the creek and doesn't appear to be anywhere near The Pit. But overall, it's a well told story and well worth checking out. Everyone will have their own take on the significance of what this film is all about. Now you have mine, for what that's worth.