Before the popularity of YouTube and Internet videos, San Franciscans Eddie Lee Sausage and Mitch Deprey captured the rowdy conversations between their two neighbors, Raymond Huffman and Peter Haskett, in the 1980s. Sausage and Deprey later released the audio tapes to high popularity and a cult following.
A documentary chronicling the men’s lives, titled Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure, is set to be released on VOD August 25, and we are now bringing you the full length trailer for the film.
The movie chronicles Sausage and Deprey moving from the Midwest in 1987 into a low-rent tenement apartment in San Francisco’s Lower Haight neighborhood. Through their apartment’s thin walls, they hear their middle-aged alcoholic neighbors, the homophobic Huffman and the flamboyantly gay Haskett. Night after night, Huffman and Haskett engage in vodka-fueled fights, which Sausage and Deprey record for 18 months. The tapes were later passed throughout the underground tape market, and then spawned sold-out CDs, comic artworks, stage plays and music.
Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure, which was directed by Matthew Bate and stars Sausage and Deprey as themselves, is also set to hit theaters in their hometown of San Francisco on August 26. The film’s national rollout begins on September 16 in New York and Los Angeles, with additional theaters nationwide to follow.
Watch the trailer, and tell us what you think. Are you interested in seeing Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure?