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.
Tedious, unpleasant, uninvolving, bland, and aggravating. I think the words "pretentious" and "boring" are overused and misused to the extent that they have become practically meaningless. However, I'd say this film is something of a rarity and deserves to be tagged with both terms. Larry Clark's contribution is the only noteworthy one.
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.