All I Need to Know About Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger: The True Story of Troma Studios
All I Need to Know About Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger:
The True Story of Troma Studios
by Lloyd Kaufman, with James Gunn
(published by Penguin Putnam)
This is the true story of the moviemaking maverick who co-founded an independent studio twenty-five years ago in a humble broom closet…who used raw hamburger, Karo syrup blood, and Bromo-Seltzer vomit to create films of questionable artistic and moral value…who is responsible for a string of cult movie hits…who was the first to reject Madonna for a part…who defied the Hollywood system and slapped the face of the industry…and who built a B-movie empire filled with Chopper Chicks, Surf Nazis, Kabuki Cops, Nymphoid Barbarians, and a lone hero known as The Toxic Avenger.This is the story of Troma Studios. A story of guerilla filmmaking at its cheapest, of the American Dream torn limb from limb, and of topless starlets menaced by obscene rubber puppets.