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“It has been said (and not only by me) that the Music Video ‘Industry’ is (was) the worst aspects of the film industry and the worst aspects of the music industry combined. Sharon Oreck’s Video Slut is a loving record of that particularly ridiculous time and place when MTV owned a sizeable chunk of pop-culture real estate, ushering into existence a unique kind of Artist/Carny. These are stories from the front lines—told unflinchingly and hilariously by someone who obviously appreciated the absurdity as it was happening. Who owns the film rights?” —David Fincher, director of Fight Club and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
“This book is very, very funny and the eighties diva behavior Sharon Oreck describes is spot on and wonderful. But it’s also interesting to hear her own story of how she went from teen mom to accidental music video producer and went on to become one of the most successful producers of the MTV era.” —Sam Raimi, director of Spiderman and The Evil Dead series
“One thing I try not to make a habit of is blurbing; it’s a disgusting pastime and a one-way-dead-end for expression. But after reading Sharon Oreck’s deliciously witty book I decided to break my rule, which sent me tumbling down a steep and hellish slope, revisiting all of my horrible patterns and compulsions from the past, breaking every rule that I had ever made for myself. Thank you Video Slut. Thank you thank you thank you thank you.” —Michael Cera, star of Superbad and Youth in Revolt
“Oreck provides amusing, often biting glimpses of an array of hotties, druggies, incompetents and others who join with high-maintenance stars and pompous record-company executives to produce video promos for the latest song hits. Crises abound: Neighbors called the police when 20 crosses were set afire during a Madonna shoot; homeless cross-dressers pursued Janet Jackson on the streets of Los Angeles; and dozens of pigeons splattered on the ground after their release during the making of a Sheila E video . . . Frenetically entertaining.” —Kirkus Reviews
Ok. So since I appear in this book by my real name, I have to refute one point: I do not recall crying at the time. Pretty much all the rest is true. Read morePublished on May 24, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I read the library's copy of Video Slut, so I can be grateful that I'm not out the cost of this disappointing read. Read morePublished on September 20, 2010 by M. Stein
No one needs to scratch for material, for print & profit, by continuing lies about Michael Jackson.