Mental health begins at home… On your TV.
Cable TV’s cult classic, “Video Asylum,” was the birth child of Robert J. Sexton in the late 90’s. He began producing it in New York on advice given to him from Gregory Pittman from “Gregory’s Funhouse” fame.
Sexton moved to Hollywood where he met the nefarious Sid Terror. Their mutual love of cult films, underground music and the theatre of the absurd was a match made in purgatory.
In the bowels of the City of Angels is where Video Asylum spread its wings.
Video Asylum starred enigmatic clown Pogo Witzmacher and masked wrestler El Vampiro. The live performances were accompanied by dancers Twinkle Dee and Nurse Luna Park. The show featured many underground bands, avant garde performers, clips of cult classics and bits of news taken out of context. It was a crazy time.
The episodes are timeless and the behind the scenes are legendary.
Video Asylum entertained/scarred many until it’s passing a few short years later, but it’s independent spirit carries on in Robert Sexton’s work to this day.
Keep watching the skies…