Brian Buterbaugh as ‘Chase Lounge’ to Showcase Super 8 Films of NYC

Posted on: August 7th, 2013 at 10:11 am by
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You may recognize fellow Lower East Sider Brian Buterbaugh. He is a celebrity hairstylist who had a run on Bravo’s Shear Genius show, and is now making short films on his Super 8mm camera. His subject is a familiar one – the city’s spirited days of yore, and the colorful characters that comprised the establishments that are now being overrun by the unstoppable gentrification machine. Under the name “Chase Lounge” and using the camera he found thrift shopping, Buterbaugh has made these celebratory films that have been described to be “surreal, pornographic,  and magically haunting” to showcase to the public.

From the mailbag:

Brian’s thoughts are that Sex in the City made it safe for every average white girl stomping around in a pair of expensive high heels to come to NYC and act like a gay man.”  This, along with the police state that is NYC now, essentially tarnished that greatness.”  These films are a testimonial to that glittering in the embers greatness.

The viewing will be at the Gene Frankel Theatre (24 Bond St), this Friday from 8:00 – 9:30pm, with a discussion to follow. A tenner will get you in.

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