As helmed by a series of avant-garde performance artists and provocateurs, the seven-episode omnibus picture Destricted both pays homage to classic porn and deconstructs the concepts of obscenity and voyeurism, with a series of extreme tonal variations on the sexual act.
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I give it an extra star just for the silliness. "Here are my two pillows, take them, don't you see?' I would love to been at the planning meetings for some of these videos. "Wait ... You want to do what with your penis?" Richard Prince is a despicable loser. What a surprise! As for Larry Clark, I think this is what he wanted to do all along. Goes back to those Tulsa days. More Abramovic, please.
Destricted is the lack of sensibility, the big bond between flesh and primitive urges. It fails when tries to match any kind of intelligible significance through a meaningless purpose. Sometimes enjoyable but never quite compelling.
Brambilla's piece was definitely the best. Then Abramović and Noé each did something interesting (3/5). Barney's was... creative (2,5/5). Clark's was entertaining but I was left more or less unimpressed (2/5). Prince and Taylor-Wood's pieces 0/5.
Sometimes unintentionally funny, because the intended provocations don't work properly. Especially Abramovic's part is very poor compared to her often strong performances. However the film does have some special visual moments: For me, Marco Brambilla's fast montage with its close relationship between visuals and sound is the most original part.
Worth it most definitely for "Hoist". Watched it on DVD from Netflix which I guess is missing the works by Abramovic and Sam Taylor Wood. Pretty bummed out because I was looking forward to the two. The video by Tunga in the DVD is also of note mainly for the crystals and shit eating.