Sundance: Movies and Parties We Love

At the party on Main Street, a handful — OK, more like a couple of handfuls — of real live silicone- and collagen-enhanced porn stars had local security guards standing at attention when they began bumping, grinding, and simulating various lesbian love acts. Naturally, Mr. Showbiz was in the, er, thick of it as the rapt crowd looked on in awe at the impressive contortions of the extremely enthusiastic exhibitionists. As the dancing progressed to stripping, a baby-faced, crewcut guard blew his whistle, so to speak, stopping the pneumatic extravaganza and leaving the audience agonizingly unfulfilled.

Although Jeremy has done some legitimate film work (well, barely; he played the evil porn director in Orgazmo) and has, uh, hung in the past with Charlie Sheen, the only celeb your mother might have heard of in attendance was L.A. Law's Corbin Bernsen.

It's Gone Too Far Reality TV satire Series 7 has received accolades at this year's festival for its skewering of the genre. Meantime, some former Real World folks have been in town promoting their new film, The Real Movie, and stumping for alternative fest No Dance. We hooked up with former cast members Syrus (Boston), Beth (Los Angeles), Nathan (Seattle), and Ruthie (Hawaii), who were more than happy to talk our ear off about themselves and Real Movie, which supposedly takes on reality TV the way Scary Movie did the horror genre. And since no industry event can transpire without an appearance from a member of the ubiquitous Survivor cast, Gervase was spotted on Main Street at the Showbiz Data Interactive Lounge.

It's All Over There's no need for us to go to any more parties at Sundance this year. Tuesday night we witnessed the most organic, off-the-hook extravaganza the festival has seen in recent years. In celebration of the release of hip-hop turntablism films Scratch and Wavetwisters, the dance party at Harry O's had the 700-plus crowd screaming and chanting for more from artists like Cut Chemist, DJ Z-Trip, Q-Bert, Mixmaster Mike, Beat Junkies, and the brilliant hip-hop collective Jurassic 5. While the party was without the usual celebrity contingent (many of them were at the packed Waking Life party: 200-person capacity, 500 invitations), we did spy Enigma star Jeremy Northam getting down with a particularly flexible companion. The party's over, and we're ready to go home happy now.

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