CAMP was Andy Warhol's response to Susan Sonntag's 1964 essay "Notes on Camp" in which she postulated that Camp and Kitsch are often confused. Kitsch refers to the work itself whereas Camp is the manner of performing. Kitsch can be naive. Camp, whether influenced by gay or hetero subcultures is always deliberate, always outlandish, always over the top, often shocking and excessive. Camp's heydey was in the sixties. It has since been largely incorporated by mainstream society.
Warhol's film is a revue in which Factory stars pretty much do whatever they want to express their ideas of what Camp is.
The extra added attractions are the three screen tests which are, of course, the antitheses of Hollywood screen tests and much, much more.
This film is part of the „Camp Program“
Also in this Program:
SCREEN TEST: JANE HOLZER
SCREEN TEST: DONYALE LUNA
SCREEN TEST: JACK SMITH
Photo © 2015 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved.
Film still courtesy The Andy Warhol Museum
Cast: Gerard Malanga, Baby Jane Holzer, Jack Smith, Mario Montez, Donyale Luna
Producer: Andy Warhol
Director: Andy Warhol