The movie you can salivate to

By Mike Diamond

Originally published on Advocate.com July 23 2007 12:00 AM ET

Have you recently
been in a nightclub and hallucinated that you were
seeing porn stars in pig masks, heathen acts of leather sex,
and thousands of shirtless dancing circuit boys on the
video screens? Did you just see footage of a goateed
muscle boy tied to a tree and catch a glimpse of
his…vagina?

You're not having
an acid flashback—you've been watching the recently
released Schwarzwald: The Movie You Can Dance
To
. An "allegorical fairy tale," the hour-long film
comes from producers of New York's City's legendary
Black Party and, appropriately enough, features a
soundtrack that will have asses shaking and imagery
that will make jaws drop.

The project is
both a promotional tool for the annual Black Party and a
long-form music video with a loose Dungeons &
Dragons–flavored narrative. Darkly erotic,
Schwarzwald will no doubt prove to be
disturbing to some, arousing to others. Writer-director
Richard Kimmel has crafted a work that combines scenes from
the infamous Black Party with footage filmed at
Whipman's Estate in Otisville, N.Y. The party
sequences—voguing queens doing runway, gorgeous
sculpted dudes rocking the dance floor in bizarre
outfits, old-school fan dancers—are melded with
a tableau of outdoor sex scenes, overlaid with a Merlinesque
aesthetic.

Featuring
female-to-male transsexual sensation Buck Angel, porn hottie
Blu Kennedy, and gay singer Daniel Cartier, these segments
illustrate carnal pagan rituals through the use of
animal masks, fetish gear, bondage play, and group
sex.

“The
project was inspired by the annual ritual of the Black Party
and its origins in ancient druidic rites,” says
Kimmel. “It was shot over two consecutive
weekends last year, in sequence, mostly one take. We tried
to capture the spirit and energy of an 18-hour event
and a 28-year tradition, and distill it to a one-hour
journey with a satisfying emotional arc."

Intended for
playback at bars, clubs, and parties, the DVD is also
available for purchase online for $25, allowing homebodies a
chance to re-create the hedonistic club experience
right in their living rooms.

Schwarzwald is scored to a continuous dance mix
by celebrated DJs Peter Rauhofer, Offer Nissim, and Michael
Fierman. You actually could throw this disc in as
fabulous background music and not even watch the
visuals—then, of course, you would miss half the fun.
The tribal essence of the notorious Black
Party—which, held at the vernal equinox,
reinterprets an ancient druidic ritual—is captured on
film for the first time; over 5,000 sweaty, gyrating
bodies, plus glimpses of onstage sex acts involving
hot candle wax, dildos, a double fisting, fantabulous
nightclub performers, and further hard-core fetishes.

The Saint at
Large, the production company that is behind both the film
and the party, will be premiering the film in gay nightclubs
across country through mid summer, beginning with Los
Angeles and followed by San Francisco, Washington,
D.C., Atlanta, Philadelphia, Montreal, and New York. A
Lord of the (Cock) Rings meets Tom of
Finland (while set to a thumping house beat),
Schwarzwald is indeed the movie you can dance
to, and quite a bit more.

The film's
trailer can be viewed at SaintAtLarge.com.