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Joey Skaggs: Metamorphosis, Cockroach Miracle Cure – Judy Drosd (New York, New York)

Since the 60s, artist Joey Skaggs has pioneered the use of the mass media to make social political commentary. In 1981, Entomologist Dr. Josef Gregor (a.k.a. Joey Skaggs), along with his cult-like clinical volunteers, unveiled his revolutionary Cockroach Vitamin Pill developed to cure all ailments known to man including the common cold, acne, anemia, and menstrual cramps. It also made people invulnerable to nuclear radiation and could save humanity from self-annihilation. This short documentary is the sixth in the ongoing short film series of oral histories, "Joey Skaggs: Satire and Art Activism, 1960s to the Present... and Beyond". 2022; 27 min.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    27 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Judy Drosd, Joey Skaggs
  • Screenwriter
    Joey Skaggs
  • Producer
    Judy Drosd, Joey Skaggs
  • Filmmaker
    Judy Drosd, Joey Skaggs
  • Cast
    Joey Skaggs