Peter Orlovsky as Hindu holy man in "Frankenstein's Little Monster" (2001, Marc Israel)

In loving memory of
Peter Anton Orlovsky
(July 8, 1933 - May 30, 2010)

"Frankenstein's Little Monster", a re-visioning of Mary Shelley's novel focusing on the monster's frenzied sexual desires and eventual spiritual awakening, stars Justin Rezzonico as the human-penis turned vagabond-lover. In this scene, The Little Monster, nervous, confused, and lost in a spiritual supermarket, is first made vulnerable to the religious practices of Hindu "Master" Rick Shaw, played by Peter Orlovsky, legendary Beat Generation poet and spiritual wife of Allen Ginsberg. Afterwards, Rick Shaw tries to involve The Little Monster in a pyramid scheme selling bliss-inducing Hope-On-A Rope.

Filmed on location in the Lacandon Jungle during the Zapatistas march to Mexico City, with a small budget and smaller film crew (comprising several midgets), the film was never released due to copyright disputes - some dialogue was admittedly plagiarized from the original book.

Writer & Director: Marc Israel
Executive Producer: Vincent Gallo
Cinematography: Blind Boy Chalmsford
Starring: Justin Rezzonico, Jennifer Williams, Brendan Sexton III, Peter Orlovsky, Dia Taylor, Marc Israel, & Tonya Harding

©2001 Phenomenal World Cinema

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Comment by Marc Israel on February 11, 2011 at 12:28pm
yes, this is one of the saddest scenes in modern movie history i can recall.
Comment by Diana Mara Henry on February 11, 2011 at 12:50am
So funny and sad, to see the work of two people chasing after exaltation in other religions when they have a great tradition at least as many thousands of years old of their own that they have somehow missed.

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