Producers. Power players. Pornography. And sometimes all three at the same time. Hollywood’s history has been full of scandal, intrigue, and low fi images long before Perez Hilton came around and, so, for your entertainment, we present you 3 lectures on:
- The History of Film
- Bad Bitches of Classic Hollywood
- An Oral History of Porn
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The History of Film
Jamie Carreiro takes you on a journey from the very birth of film to whatever else happened to make Michael Bay, Netflix, and that Katy Perry movie be a thing.
Bad Bitches of Classic Hollywood
The diva of drama Alicia Patton presents the OGs of Hollywood gossip: Liz Taylor, Bette Davis and Gloria Swanson.
Haley Does Hollywood: An (extremely) Oral History of Pornographic Films
SASS vet and notorious sext forwarder Haley Traub gets up close and personal with old timey smut. Ask her about her day job!
3 months ago
Noah Levinson hails from the Anthracite coal mines of Scranton, PA, and finally achieves the same success as Joe Biden and Michael Scott with this illustrious 2013 SASS presentation. Now a freelancer extraordinaire, Noah Levinson defended a thesis on Internet Memes and Internet Culture (Pepper Spray Cop being the heart of his argument) and became a Doctor of Internet Memes. After backpacking throughout Europe in an attempt to become an American werewolf in London, Noah settled in the glorious neighborhood of Astoria, NY, to continue writing, researching, consulting, developing, and sprinting his way through the Internets. While working with various start-ups and individuals throughout the city, Noah also finds time to find new ways of brewing coffee and figuring out how to air condition the New York City subway system.
Check out Noah defend Mr. Teddy Roosevelt against Andrew Jackson and John Adams tomorrow at SASS Presents: Presidential Badasses!
3 months ago
if you’re ever having problems with a boy just remember that at least he never converted his entire country to protestantism just to break up with you
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4 months ago
Excellent news for history and performance fans (duh, everyone): we’ll be giving away 3 pairs of tickets to three different plays at SASS Presents: Presidential Badasses on August 13th!
Come to the event, enter the FREE raffle, and cheer for your favorite presidential badass. Then, based on the outcome of the event (dum dum dum), you’ll be entered to win a pair of tickets to one of the following plays:
Final Analysis is set in Vienna, Austria in 1910 just before the outbreak of WWI and features interactions between Sigmund Freud, composer Gustav Mahler, a young Joseph Stalin, and other prominent Viennese historical figures.
Breakfast with Mugabe is a play that explores the politics and race relations of post-colonial Africa by highlighting the conversations between President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, and his white psychiatrist.
Tennessee Williams’ The Two-Character Play, called by Williams “[his] most beautiful play since Streetcar” and starring Tony Award-winner Amanda Plummer (Agnes of God, Pulp Fiction) and Academy Award-nominee Brad Dourif (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy).
4 months ago
We’re excited to announce our new SASS location, Cameo Gallery. Located just down the block from Public Assembly (and closer to the L train) (and in the back of The Lovin Cup Cafe), Cameo is going to be real fun.
The new address of SASS is:
93 N 6th St
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Plus, The Lovin Cup serves food and is open before SASS so you’ll never get drunk on an empty stomach again (this is not a guarantee).
We’ll have doors in the back at 7 and lectures at 7:30, so we’ll see you there on August 17th!
4 months ago