Valentine's Day Double Feature
A double feature of I Was a Teenage Serial Killer & Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore
Sarah Jacobson's punk-spirited DIY films from the 1990s combine B-movie aesthetics and riot grrrl feminism, standing as a testament to the vision, determination, and raw talent of the Queen of Underground Cinema.
Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore, Jacobson's only feature film, is a vibrant and vital antidote to every phony Hollywood teen picture, bringing lo-fi realness to the coming-of-age genre. I Was a Teenage Serial Killer, a 27-minute short, is Slacker meets Valerie Solanas, as a 19-year-old woman responds to catcalls, condescension, and bad sex the only way she knows how: murder.
Taking on every major function from production through distribution, Sarah Jacobson proved herself as a shit-kicker and rule-breaker, finding fans in filmmakers Allison Anders (Gas Food Lodging) and Tamra Davis (Crossroads), as well as Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth.
Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore
(Sarah Jacobson, USA, 1996, 95 min.)
I Was a Teenage Serial Killer
(Sarah Jacobson, USA, 1993, 27 min., b&w)