One of the more beautiful humanist films ever made. Feels just like time travel to a different place of sexual freedom and irresponsibility - while also a testament to the ultimate tragedy and punishments for such behavior. Morrissey's direction is tongue-in-cheek and expressive; easily the greatest of prostitution films.
What's fascinating about this is that rather than being similar to Warhol's films, this almost seems like a counterpoint, in dialogue with movies like 'i, a man' and 'bike boy'. There's a pathos here that amounts to a conservatism, as opposed to the real sense of natural freedom in Warhol's movies. You couldn't ask for a better contrast, and it's impressive Warhol and Morrissey realized that.
Contemplation of the body as raw and straightforward as I'd never seen. The body as an object used by everyone - it is this idea that generates the movie's profound sadness and melancholy, which are very subtle, disguised under a layer of irony and brechtian strategies (the relation of the cutpoint with the position of the body on the shot is powerfully self-conscious and the dialogues are conceptual and artificial).
"Desire" list: Dalessandro, Dalessando, Dalessandro. This film is an incredible accompanying device of his immense eroticism through all the motion(s ) and sequences of the film, giving us a lasting impression that life was there and we were with it, with him. Emotion picture.