The party meanwhile appears to break new ground even in a city that has seen its share of big nights. “I’ve been doing this for years, and haven’t had one like it,” said Maureen McGrath, vice president for sales for the SBE Restaurant Group, which owns Privilege. “Usually they want premieres to be squeaky clean. It sounds like they want this to be the antithesis of that.”
Mr. Solomon went one better in describing his plans, which are loosely intended to mimic the past doings at a once-notorious Moscow bar, the Hungry Duck. “If ‘Captivity’ is what it is, and we’re the bad boys, then ‘Captivity’ deserves a bad-boy party,” he said. “It deserves a nasty party.”
The primary audience, he said, will be fans, who can cycle through the club free in groups of 50, along with an expected army of Web-based video bloggers — the real opinion-makers when it comes to horror — who will start getting their invitations this week.
“I’m aware of it,” said Brad Miska, co-owner of one of the more popular such sites, Bloody-disgusting.com. “If they let us bring a camera, we’re there.”
I hear that the party almost fell apart after the New York Times story. The producer, Courtney Solomon, pitched the New York Times on the story but seeing it in print was a shock. It was as though Courtney didn’t believe that Cieply would write it. To Cieply’s credit, he was totally accurate.
The initial fear was that everyone would get arrested at the party. Then the second generation said, we’ve got to do this. All week, Courtney has been inundated with calls about the party.
At 3 p.m. Thursday, the club Privilege got the check for renting its venue.
The party will feature two Ultimate fighters doing an exhibition. Most every Hollywood freak has been calling Courtney to get into the party.
Tom Leykis, shock jock, will be the guest of honor.