According to director T. Arthur Cottam, the trailer for the film was prevented from being posted to the event’s website for fear of offending AFI Dallas sponsors and the already printed cover for Day 3 of the festival’s newspaper was ordered destroyed and replaced because it prominently featured an image (above!) from the film. (A bootleg copy of the original cover has been posted to the Dirty Little Shorts Yahoo Group.)
But an interview with T. – and a red carpet photo with a giant banana – did make its way into Day 11 of the AFI Dallas Daily News and touches upon controversies past and present. From the intro:
A nectarine, a banana, cookie dough – all banned. All forbidden to be shown onscreen at a film festival in Italy because they apparently would end civil society as we know it (or at least, as the Italians know it). That is the talent of T. Arthur Cottam and his film, FILTHY FOOD, in a nutshell. By the sheer weight of his presentation, he made some fruit and some dough naughty. More than naughty – disgusting, even.
Judge for yourself. You can watch the trailer, below. Or visit Atom Films to watch the smutty masterpiece in its glorious entirety!