Loyd Kaufman Q&A – Loft Cinema – Poultrygiest US Premiere
Budget [for Poultrygiest] is $500,000
Elske McCain’s crack
[Where was] the world premiere?
Film is dedicated to Kaufman’s mother.
Kaufman at Yale? Yes. Oliver Stone also attended.
On WMD – LK: “but I’m making some bombs myself”
Hurdles [to filmmaking]: no rush, no quality. “Nobody wants our movies”.
[Poultrygeist] filmed in
Main crew was paid. Principals were paid. Extras were “volunteers”.
EM in Fangoria for nudes. (?)
LK: likes live, muscular women
[Question] Green chicken blood?: “It’s a Troma thing”
Wall Street Journal says green is cheaper.
MPAA: Don’t cut green fluid. Blood gets cut.
Origin of the word “Troma”: Latin [for] “excellence on celluloid”. From Book 2 of the Aeneid.
[Excellence]: “exactly what I’m not looking for”
Was penis-monster from Tromeo and Juliet?
The iconic car-flip.
Breast feeding: “a lot of people don’t get it”
[Introduced] Misty, the effects coordinator, present in audience, & learning how to defecate in a paper bag.
Moving from Troma building? Yes, sold building. Neighborhood has gotten too nice (gentrification). On
Lesbian scenes? Do you go overboard?: LK: watch Tromeo & Juliet.
Michael Herz: “he never appears in public. [He’s a] cyborg. Recluse.”
All Actors did their own singing [in Poultrygeist]. “They brought the script to a higher level with improvisation”
EM: lead actress was like a Disney princess in a Troma film. “Non-stop. Always laughing, never got bored. Gross asses. Chicken fucking”.
EM: we met at Loft four years ago.
LK: EM knows more about pop culture.
[Confusing Question]: Exhausted US supply of green LTDs to match stock footage? LK: “STDs? Yes, I do have AIDS. Don’t go to
Least expensive cars to wreck were ‘70s cars. Now collectible – tough to borrow, very expensive.