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18 Ratings

Hermes Bird

Directed by James Broughton
United States, 1979
Avant-Garde, Short


This 11 minute homage to the male member shows its subject in the various stages of erection. The voice-over poem by James Broughton includes the line “This is the secret that will not stay hidden.”

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Hermes Bird Directed by James Broughton

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  • Kd Calfee's rating of the film Hermes Bird

    The most scintillating of this year's cock tableaux belong not to this year but to the 1970s. The purest example is James Broughton's *Hermes Bird (1979)*, a single long shot of a penis first in repose, then brought to reassuring stiffness. "Firearm of my spirit," says Broughton in a poetic overdub, "all that flows into flame." Yes, James, exactly.

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