She might not be a household name, but Tiffany Limos, 23, is poised to achieve another kind of fame when her starring vehicle, “Ken Park,” the controversial Larry Clark film, is released here in August — cult status. Clark’s 1995 film “Kids,” cowritten with Harmony Korine, made an indie star out of Chlöe Sevigny, and Limos’ sexually explicit role in “Ken Park” as Peaches has left critics and censors reeling. Though the film has already been released in Europe, the Sydney Film Festival banned it earlier this month for its pornographic content. And the Vatican took the Venice Film Festival to task last year for screening “Ken Park.”
“We were pissing off the Pope,” said Limos nonchalantly last week at the TriBeCa Grand, where she and Clark hosted intimate back-to-back screenings of the film. “We thought we’d be arrested.”
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Clark said he discovered Limos standing in the aisle at Printed Matter, an artists’ bookstore in Chelsea. The two have been a couple ever since, and at the screening, Clark hovered around the young actress, rarely letting her stray from his sight. “I’ve had this screenplay since well before ‘Kids,’” he declared. “It’s my best film yet.”