Monday, October 6, 2008

Entry: Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

During the filming of an intimate scene in Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song -- and yes, I copied and pasted it to ensure the correct number of a's and s's-- Marvin Van Peebles contracted gonorrhea from one of his co-stars. What can I say, the man did his own stunts.

Anyway, due to the unforeseen malady, Mr. Van Peebles applied to the director's guild for worker's comp, and was successful. He used the money to purchase more film. What a trooper.

2 comments:

Dossy said...

Earth, Wind & Fire did the soundtrack? Wow.

Regina said...

And Bill freakin' Cosby gave them money to finish the film! He apparently had pretty different priorities back in the day...