10 Cult Filmmakers Everyone Should Know

Paul Morrissey

Paul Morrissey was the director who worked on some of Andy Warhol’s most famous films of the late ’60s and early ’70s. His lo-fi aesthetic and depiction of hustlers, artists, and — gasp! — deranged feminists are among the weirdest and most wonderful products to come out of the Factory. Fun fact: Despite the wild themes and uncensored sex and hard-drug use in his movies, Morrissey, who’s now 73, is a devout Catholic who has described himself as a “right-winger.” (The clip above, an excerpt from Trash, is especially interesting when you know the director’s back story.)

Suggested viewing: Trash, Women in Revolt, Flesh for Frankenstein