I Was a Serial Puppet Killer or Dennis Cooper’s “Jerk” Splinters onto the Big Screen

Brandon Judell
The Shadow
Published in
6 min readFeb 13, 2023

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Jerk clearly is in the running for the most disturbing feature presented at the recent Los Angeles-based Film Maudit 2.0, one of the more important alternative arts festivals in the country. (It ended February 12th.)

For the context of this verdict, imagine you saw some of the fest’s other offerings such as the visually…

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Brandon Judell
The Shadow

For half a century, Brandon Judell has covered the LGBTQI scene and the arts. He currently lectures at The City College of New York.