Shortbus follows various New York City characters as they navigate the comic/tragic intersections between sex and love in and around a modern-day polysexual underground salon called Shortbus. Sofia is a sex therapist who has never had an orgasm. She’s been faking for years with her husband Rob. She meets Severin, a female dominatrix who tries to help her. Sofia’s clients include James and Jamie, who are starting to open up their relationship sexually. James suggests a three-way relationship with Ceth ; Jamie is reluctant. James seems to have a hidden agenda. His plans are witnessed by a stalker named Caleb. All the characters converge on Shortbus, a mad nexus of art, music, politics and sex. The film suggests new strategies for reconciling the unique pressures of post-9/11, Bush-exhausted New York City life with questions of the mind, pleasures of the flesh and imperatives of the heart. –Cannes Film Festival
John Cameron Mitchell (born April 21, 1963) is an American writer, actor, and director. He is best known for his motion pictures Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Shortbus. He is currently in production for Rabbit Hole starring Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest and Sandra Oh adapted from David Lindsay-Abaire’s play of the same name.
Mitchell’s first professional stage role was Huckleberry Finn in a 1985 Organic Theater adaption at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. Mitchell’s first New York acting role was Huck Finn in the Broadway musical Big River (1985). He originated the role of Dickon on Broadway in The Secret Garden, and appeared in the original cast of the Off Broadway musical Hello Again. He received Drama Desk nominations for both roles, and can be heard on the original cast recordings for each. (His rendition of the original demo version of “Giants in the Sky” can be heard as a bonus track on the 2007 remastered release of Stephen… read more
The attempting to impress just sabotages the good script and the excellent cinematography. Not banal, but with a lack of substance ( and I´m not speaking about bodily fluids).