Ottawa Premiere of the long lost Ed Wood Classic – the week of November 23rd!
New preservation from the only remaining print in existence!
Ed Wood: the filmmaker behind GLEN OR GLENDA and PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE, the author of hundreds of adult novels, a pallbearer at Bela Lugosi’s funeral. Wood fought in the Pacific Ocean theater during WWII while wearing a bra and panties under his uniform. Basically, there will never be another hero like Ed Wood.
And there will never be another movie like TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE. Unseen for almost fifty years, this is a surreal detective comedy right at home on a triple-bill with John Waters’s MULTIPLE MANIACS and Russ Meyer’s THE IMMORAL MR. TEAS. With delirious narration by Wood himself, positive depictions of LGBTQ relationships and a miraculous role by Wood in drag as “Alecia,” TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE is a joyous swan song from one of the most seminal exploitation filmmakers of all time.