Jacques Boyreau, along with every other collector of fringe, underground, or outsider art, finds the low life infinitely more interesting than the high life. A fervid proselytizer as much as a dedicated collector, Boyreau shared his personal stash in the lovingly illustrated 2002 book Trash: The Graphic Genius of Xploitation Movie Posters. And as one of the driving forces of the much-loved and much-missed local Werepad space, he turned on countless young innocents to the skuzzy pleasures of '70s exploitation flicks. Now churning up the placid Portland art scene, Boyreau returns to Sodom by the Bay with a slideshow preview of Supertrash, another savory sample of trashy oddities that hits bookshelves next year. On the unlikely chance that a Jacques Boyreau show-and-tell isn't sufficiently stimulating, tonight's "Supatrash Peepshow" program also includes Andy Milligan's grimy 1973 opus, Fleshpot on 42nd Street (aka The Girls on 42nd Street). A headlong dip in the deep end of the cesspool, this low-rent classic follows an endlessly scamming, scheming, and screwing heroine around New York City. The sordid saga of Dusty Cole can hardly be described as a female empowerment flick; after all, not everyone in the gutter is looking at the stars.
Thu., Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m., 2007