Film and TV

Tuesday Night Trash: Erik Estrada as a Priest, Drunk Crime Fighting and Fly Girls.

The early '90s brought us so many important milestones: fly girls droppin' mad booty shake beats, the tragic ending to the VHS vs. Beta battle, and a washed-up Erik Estrada, post CHiPs. If only we could remember where we buried all of those time capsules...

Oh, hell. What if I told you that you don't need to dig around your Junior High's track and field regions for a shot at reliving that era? Tonight's installment of Tuesday Night Trash at Texas Theatre celebrates it better than Tribe, black stockings with Doc Martins and Hypercolor, combined. This week's pick is the best priest-turned-vigilante flick of 1992: The Divine Enforcer. Staring a puffy Estrada as monsignor of an LA parish, TDE has got enough trashy early '90s juice to leave you gleefully chugging Zima seasoned with Jolly Ranchers. You'll see fly girls, overly choreographed fighting sequences and lots of second string bad guys with pony tails. This movie never made it to the theater, it also wasn't soiled by conversion to dvd, so you'll watch it the way god and Erik Estrada intended: the VHS tape.

It's the best of the worst, and it's all yours for the low low price of absolutely free. Because Avengers fever is still in full effect on Texas Theatre's big screen, tonight's Tuesday Night Trash will take place upstairs in the lounge. Don't worry, you can bring your bar cocktails with you, but due to its decade-plus discontinuation, you won't be able to bring Crystal Clear Pepsi. It all starts at 9ish.

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Jamie Laughlin
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