In the most recent print issue of the Village Voice, we visit the Long Island City headquarters of Troma Entertainment, the "almost" 40-year-old Z-movie studio responsible for such unforgettable titles as Fat Guy Goes Nutzoid!! and Tales from the Crapper. But the company's best known creation is The Toxic Avenger, an early-'80s cult classic that spawned three sequels, the Saturday-morning cartoon Toxic Crusaders, an "actually kind of good" Off-Broadway musical scored by Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan, and a $100 million Hollywood remake that's in development. The Toxic Avenger is also the moniker assumed by Simon Delacroix, an electro-pop French DJ/producer whose sunny knob-squeaker "3,2,1"--the lead single from the 30-year-old's most recent full-length Angst--belongs on an afternoon wine-spritzer-party playlist, cued up for the moment the Passion Pit tolerance runs out.
Delacroix answered a few questions about his mutated anti-hero namesake over e-mail.