Scene 1 Wed, Feb 27 10:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Late Shift at the Grindhouse
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:80 minutes
Director:Edward D. Wood Jr.
Year Released:1970
Production Country:USA


Wednesdays get weird when Late Shift hosts Ross Meyer, Joe Derderian and Aaron Holmgren dig up low-budget b-movies, horror and gore-fests, and camp classics for your viewing pleasure. Buy your ticket and take a ride in our Time Machine! Punch in and earn a bonus! $3 Big Grove Boomtown Ale tallboys and $2 small popcorn! PLUS -- special custom trash trailer reel curated by Ross with cheap swag and prize giveaways!


Presented with the short film Life, Love and Death (2019), directed by Adam Em.
Life, Love and Death: One lonely mans existential search for love across various realms of existence.

"A real shocker!" -
Frank Henenlotter, director Basket Case

"The comedy surprisingly works, the gender politics and portrayal of homosexuality are oddly progressive (more than usual for the tormented Wood) and the film moves at a quick pace and is suprisingly well edited."
- Teenage Frankenstein: Cinematic Journeys, Personal Obsessions

"The film itself is a funny, frothy little softcore comedy that shows Wood at his most deliberately playful with plenty of quirky touches among the nearly wall-to-wall bare skin." - Nathaniel Thompson, Mondo-Digital.com

Ed Wood was the filmmaker behind Glen or Glenda and Plan 9 From Outer Space, the author of hundreds of adult novels, and a pallbearer at Bela Lugosi's funeral. Wood fought in the Pacific Ocean theater during WWII while wearing bra and panties under his uniform. Basically, there will never be another hero like Ed Wood.

And there will never be another movie like Take It Out in Trade. Unseen for almost fifty years, this is a surreal detective comedy right at home on a triple-bill with John Waters's Multiple Maniacs and Russ Meyer's The Immoral Mr. Teas. With delirious narration by Wood himself, positive depictions of LGBTQ relationships and a miraculous role by Wood in drag as "Alecia", Take It Out in Trade is a joyous swan song from one of the most seminal exploitation filmmakers of all time.