EXCL: Traci Lords Talks Being a Bad “Mommy” in Excision


New indie horror film with AnnaLynne McCord, John Waters

At the premiere of Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel in Los Angeles last night, Shock ran into Traci Lords (does she need an introduction around these parts?) and got the lowdown on what she has been up to in front of the camera.

“I just finished a film called Excision which was submitted to the Sundance Film Festival, we’ll see if it gets in,” Lords said. “It’s very dark and for Shock readers, it’s horror, it’s psychological horror. And there is definitely blood. It’s about an incredibly disfuncational family and I’m the mommy in it. It gives a whole new meaning to Mommy Dearest.”

This was the first we had heard of Excision, but with a bit of digging we discovered the film also stars AnnaLynne McCord, Malcolm McDowell, Roger Bart and John Waters. Richard Bates, Jr. writes and directs based on his short film of the same name.

McCord plays Pauline, a delusional teenage outcast with aspirations toward a career in medicine, who watches her younger sister, Grace – played by Ariel Winter – battle cystic fibrosis. Aware that Grace’s life depends on a lung transplant, and desperate to earn her domineering mother’s approval, Pauline convinces herself that she can perform the risky operation.

You’ll find a website for the original short film at ExcisionFilm.com.

Source: Ryan Turek, Managing Editor