HONOR THY THIGHMASTER

HONOR THY THIGHMASTER

It's easy to lay the blame on Jane Fonda, with her perfectly coiffed workout hairdo and exquisite pastel leotards and leg warmers, but in the image-conscious '80s the phenomenon of the celebrity workout video probably would have found another patron saint had Jane done something rash instead, like spending her entire 9 to 5 paycheck on Ho Hos. Cinefamily's latest edition of TV Carnage: Let's Work It Out! sets out to prove that someone would have stepped up and been first, whether it be Dolph Lundgren, Marie Osmond, Lyle Alzado, Dixie Carter or Elmo (?!) -- all a part of the feature-length mashup of workout video clips designed to make you long for your old Danskins and washboard abs. Just to even things out, the feature promises a few less-than-household-name contributions from weightlifters, porn stars and the odd quack proclaiming to be a doctor. MC Pinky Carnage hosts the evening. Wear your terrycloth headbands, if you dare.
Tue., July 20, 8 p.m., 2010