Old West Brothel Theatre Night
Last week a bunch of the girls came over to my house, home of the Epic Dust Theatre, got gussied up and prepared to film the much-anticipated brothel scene. The next episode of Epic Dust is called The Garden of Love; I am directing, and it is being filmed like a play on a theater set.
Addie plays the Belle Cora, infamous San Francisco madame of the 1850s. She is haughty, naughty and elegant, at once playful and regal, self-contained and free. She personifies love and beauty, and Ade is perfect for the role.
the girls had so much fun getting ready in my living room. rachel brought pink corsets and vintage garter belts and slips in an old-fashioned suitcase. cassie brought antique nighties and brasieres and household knick knacks for props. the girls were enthusiastic and warm and frolicsom, perfect little old west chippies!
amber made her own glorious fancy headpiece.
even the boys got fancied up.
a look around the stage:
i was in love with all the antique goodies the girls brought...trying on a little square velvet hat.
and the whole shebang, with me in the middle taking close ups of whiskey and props.
mikie was a superstar to have on set, having lots of acting and film experience. in fact, this spring he worked on a crew that did lights for the oscars and he got to play ping pong with james franco. but that's beside the point. he was a stellar one-man-band for us...operating both lights and sound for darin with attentive concern.
darin had a lot of fun with cinematography that night, wink wink!
hope you enjoyed the peek into our bawdy-house. although we all had a fabulously rowdy time, i shudder to know what our neighbors think ;)