I've had the pleasure of viewing a number of David's films and was glad
when he agreed to an interview. In the genre of Queer Horror, there are not
many people actively pushing the boundaries, but David is one of them. His focus
is in making B-movies, but he does them with a wonderful twist. A traditional
element of the B-movie genre is the scantily clad female. Often times running
after having her shirt torn away, she is part and parcel of the genre.
What David does is reverse the formula by objectifying the male body. His
movies contain many queer elements such as characters coming out, long shots
of a chiseled chest or a shapely (male) calf. A few of his movies even have
half naked men writhing around in bed together. David is helping to transform
B-movies to make them more inclusive of the rest of us.
What have you written and/or directed?
I've directed and produced many feature films. Some of which have a gay
sensibility. Some are more overt - Leather Jacket Love Story being on
one of those. The
Brotherhood and Voodoo
Academy have tremendous gay appeal as do their soon to be released sequels
The Brotherhood 2: Young
Warlocks and Voodoo Academy 2: Noturnalizer.
What inspired you to write/film this type of story?
I have always wanted to make movies that I wanted to see. I don't conciously
include any political point of view. The fact that I work primarily in the B
Movie industry, most of the films are a little extreme. There are only a few
openly gay directors making B movies.
Are there any movies (or books) that specifically inspired your love of
Interview with a Vampire, The Hunger and Whatever Happened
to Baby Jane. There was a knock off of Baby Jane made in the 70's
called Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice. A campfest with Geraldine Page
and Helen Hayes beating the crap out of each other - ripe for an all drag remake.
How has the gay community reacted to your movies?
Since my movies are released direct to video and late night cable they tend
to fly below the radar. But the gay folk that have seen the movies have been
Have you had any frightening fans?
Sometimes Bradley Stryker's fan mail can be a little shocking but I think its
all in fun. I had dinner with Bradley one night and we were talking about his
amazing amount of fan mail. He was really happy to see the movie has made him
kind of a mini super star.
Who's Bradley Stryker?
Bradley Stryker was the sexy blonde vampire dude in The Brotherhood.
When did you first start becoming aware of your orientation?
Any future projects in the works?
Oh, honey! Many more to come!
Where can people get your movies?
I suggest you go to your nearest Blockbuster Video and ask for them or go to
amazon.com to purchase.
Last updated 10/25/01