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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
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About The Author
Mike White
Mike White
Often mistaken for the ginger screenwriter/actor of the same name, Mike White has been a frequent contributor to publications such as CinemaScope, Paracinema, Detroit’s Metro Times, and Detour-Mag.com. He’s served on juries at the Slamdance, Cinekink, MicroCineFest and Kansas City film festivals. Additionally, he’s been featured in the documentaries David Goodis: To a Pulp and The People Vs. George Lucas. In 2010, BearManor Media published Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection. A collection of film reviews, Cinema Detours, will be published in 2013.

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