NEWS///SOUND & VISION///PUNK GODFATHER MALCOLM McLAREN BRINGS PORN BACK TO TIMES SQUARE…

July 10, 2008  |  art, Art & Commerce, NYC, WTF???

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A clip from McLaren's "Shallow" porn series...
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"You call that dirty?"...

Punk rock mastermind and boy band manager MALCOLM McLAREN (wot, you thought the Sex Pistols were a real band?), has single-handedly brought porn back to the once notorious Times Square with his new series of “artful porn films” titled “Shallow” now screening until mid-August on MTV’s massive outdoor, gilded HD screen between 44th and 45th Streets. Produced in conjunction with legendary NYC arthouse CREATIVE TIME, the series of 21 so-called “musical paintings” are montages of the vintage porn films once shown in the theaters that once crowded the tourist mecca. “I've cut up pieces of old stag movies, slowed them way down, and set them to music,” says McLaren. "What you see is not people having sex but people about to have it. The old movies had a lot more foreplay. I was interested in the body language of nonactors, how they communicated their longing." The artist has set the films to musical mashups like Captain and Tennielle's “Love Will Keep Us Together” and Joy Division's “Love Will Tear Us Apart” that can be heard on cell phones when pedestrians call a number on the screen. Savoring the irony of his film’s culturally sterile screening venue, McLaren explains “Hundreds of people would walk down the street thinking about sex, now the outlawed culture will live on.” HAVE A LOOK:

MALCOLM McLAREN'S "MADAME BUTTERFLY" FROM THE "SHALLOW" SERIES:

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Mr McLaren puts his moob sweat on display...mcporn4.jpg
Art legend Carlo McCormick (left) proves he's still too old to die...

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Genesis P-Orridge (right) keeps the ferosh on lock...

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Legendary rock photographer Bob Gruen...

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...and his vintage photo of McLaren.

WE MISS THE OLD NEW YORK:

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