Guest Presenters and Writers
Dries Vermeulen is a longtime movie lover from Belgium whose initially wholesome interest (kicking off with Disney’s The Love Bug at age 3) turned seriously twisted when his mom allowed him, now aged 13, to attend a late night screening all by his lonesome of Joe D’Amato‘s Emanuelle and the White Slave Trade to “further his education”! From here on, it was a slippery slope that guided him through his home country’s sleazier cinemas where he was to discover the joys of casual same-sex experiences along with some of the wildest sexploitation and XXX offerings perpetrated by pornographers from all over the world. Gaining considerable notoriety as IMDb’s DirtyMovieDevotee opened many doors, contributing classic adult movie reviews to the Distribpix website as well as contributing liner notes to several of their upcoming releases. He married his boyfriend of many years, with whom he had been happily playing house since 1987, in 2012. They are now living happily ever after in the picturesque city of Bruges.
Heather Drain has been writing about fringe culture and cinema for a little over ten years. She has written for Video Watchdog, Paracinema, Lunchmeat and The Exploitation Journal, just to name a few. Currently, she is one of the contributors to Dangerous Minds, as well as her own blog, Mondo Heather. She is also working with famed actor and director Eric Edwards on his first true biography. In addition to that, she is also working on another book on the film, video and magazine work of Stephen Sayadian.