THE crew making The Winter of Frozen Dreams in upstate Schenectady was horrified when the father/manager of star lady Thora Birch insisted on watching the filming of her sex scenes with Dean Winters. Even though it’s industry practice to shoot sex scenes on a closed set, Jack Birch - who met Thora’s mother, Carol Connors, as her co-star in Deep Throat - demanded to be present as his daughter and Winters simulated intercourse last week.
“It was so wrong,” said one insider. “The director is saying, ‘Harder! Faster!’ and the father is giving Winters the thumbs up.”
Her dad, who “looks like Charles Manson” in a “full-length leather coat and wraparound sunglasses, even at night” - was described in a review of his Road of Death (1973) as “a muscle-stud . . . so unphotogenic you can’t take your eyes off him.”
This sounds like one of the dysfunctional families we talk about in my gothic literature class, Ravens and Shadows. What the hell kind of father wants to watch his daughter
havingsimulating sex? I believe the official word is "ick." Can you imagine storytime in this house? I envision live reenactments and a lot of overshares. We should introduce him to Lindsay Lohan's mom. What a powerhouse team they would make. Can you see it? Boogie Nights 4!
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