Lung Leg

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This article is about the pin-up and actor. For the rock band, see Lungleg.
Lung Leg lurking in the mirror in a 2005 self-portrait titled Lurking in the Mirror.
Lung Leg in a 2005 ghastly self-portrait titled Ghastly Self-Portrait.

Lung Leg (born Elisabeth Carr on July 8, 1963,[1] in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a pin-up girl and actress perhaps best known for appearing on the cover of the Sonic Youth album EVOL. During the 1980s, she gained fame as a model and star of films made by the transgressive movement.

Film career[edit]

Lung Leg appeared in several Richard Kern films, notably starring in one of his longest features, the 1985 film You Killed Me First, as well as appearing in Worm Movie (1985) and Fingered (1986). She also appeared in two music videos directed by Kern, "Concubine" (1984) by Butthole Surfers and Sonic Youth song "Death Valley '69" (1985).

After her film career in the 1980s, Lung Leg left the public sphere for several years. Nick Zedd wrote in his autobiography, Totem of the Depraved, that she relocated to Minneapolis, then moved back to New York City after a short romance with German musician Blixa Bargeld of Einstürzende Neubauten and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

During the 1990s, she released a studio album, Maid to Minx, and several 7" singles and EPs.

She resumed her film career in 2005, appearing in the Mike Etoll film Sewer Baby. In it, she played a bartender dealing with Tiny Tim, various monsters, special effects and a primordial dwarf. In 2011, Lung Leg appeared in The Hagstone Demon, a film directed by Jon Springer.[2]

In 2010, Lung Leg appeared in the documentary Blank City featuring interviews with participants in the No Wave Cinema and Transgressive Cinema movements.[3]

The only known interview with her, in Film Threat's "Film Threat Classic #12", is out of print.

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

  • Maid to Minx (1997, Vesuvius)

Compilation Albums[edit]

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • The Negative Delinquent Autopsy 7" EP (1994, Piao!)
  • Shagg the Tiger 7" EP (1995, Piao!)
  • "Right Now Baby" 7" single (1997, Vesuvius)
  • "Theme Park" 7" single (1997, Guided Missile)
  • "Krayola" split 7" single with The Make-Up (1998, Vesuvius/Southern Records)
  • "Maid to Minx" 7" single (1999, Southern Records)

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