Monday, June 30, 2008

The Batman Who Couldn't Afford to Orgy

So IMDB points to an interview with Adam West on something called The Den of Geek, and I cannot turn away, for the 1960s Batman taught me about camp years before I read Susan Sontag. Plus Julie Newmar is hotter in a catsuit than Sontag. Alas, the site is The Den of Geek, which is not to be confused with the Geeks of Gossip. For they get West to give this answer about celebrity villains:

Frank Gorshin was always on the edge of anxiety and madness as Riddler. And I like that. I love to do scenes with people who are on the edge and who really explore every little nuance.

If there's ever an opening to ask about the much bandied about (go ahead and Google it, you'll see) rumor that West and Gorshin showed up at the same orgy--this is the 1960s when love was free and and I was goddammit three--and to relieve the tension, started doing dances as Batman and the Riddler. Got themselves kicked out for not feeling the right liberated vibe. Supposedly.

So, did Gorshin explore every little nuance of the famed West tool belt? The world may never know.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Cookie Jill said...

Forget the bat, man.
I'll trespass Fox Mulder's "Area 51" anyday.

"cookie" Scully

9:34 PM  
Blogger Smitty said...

I love this. Drunk Superman...swinging Batman...

What's next? Spiderman into bestiality?

7:20 AM  
Blogger Trekking Left said...

Parts of the Adam West Batman movie were filmed here in SB, so the orgy in question may have taken place nearby.

10:41 AM  
Blogger Drew said...

Well, if anybody from Batman were to attend an orgy, I would have bet it would have been Gorshin. And I hope he wore his Riddler suit there.

And Trekking Left: What parts of the Batman movie were filmed in SB?

11:15 AM  
Blogger Rickey Henderson said...

Spiderman into bestiality?

No, no. Everyone knows that Spidey's into autoerotic asphyxiation.

A Batman orgy, eh? Rickey's absolutely down for this.

1:18 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Drew -- the chase scene with the bomb on the wharf is Santa Barbara's wharf.

4:15 PM  

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