The Great Lost Last Issue of MONDO 2000 was designed in 1997. It got as far as the film stage (publishers understand) but was never printed. It was a great great issue which I can say because I had pretty much nothing to do with it… it was edited by “Queen Mu” and designed by her and Heide Foley, with some help from Robert Phoenix and a few other stout members of a pick up crew. Anyway it featured a performance artist, Miranda July, on the cover.
Now Miranda July has a film out called “Me and You and Everybody We Know” which is fucking brilliant, beautiful, funny, humane…
OK, it’s in many ways your archetypal indie film: quirky characters, sexual taboo buttons pressed (relatively gently actually, but that may actually make it more powerful), the second lead character (played by Miranda herself) is even a performance artist who makes films of her feet with the words “me” and “you” written on her shoe-tops. But if you’re cringing, you’re cringing WITH her… she’s a very cringy, self-aware character.
Anyway, just take my word for it. This film totally works.
Now, does anybody want to print that lost issue of Mondo 2000?