I Am Curious is a unique little film that exists in two versions, Yellow and Blue, two films highly recognized for their influence in the sexual liberation of cinema. While Blue is a bit more political, Yellow is the clear winner as it features much more nudity and sex, as well as Lena Nyman having a conversation with archive footage of Martin Luther King, and the entire film crew doing yoga.
(...)Nach dem Abspann von I Am Curious war ich wirklich erleichtert, dass ich nicht 1968 leben muss. Ich bin nicht verpflichtet, permanent Vietnam oder Franco zu stammeln und ich muss auch nicht das schönste Geheimnis der Welt mit jedem x-beliebigen teilen. (Dazu gibts unsere Film List "1968" auf cinegeek.de
It's nice that this film exists, although at times it is a bit painful to watch. I guess you have to see it in the context of the era what with everything that happened elsewhere in the world, but unlike all the Nouvelle Vague stuff that was done a few years earlier, it doesn't really make you wanna live in the sixties.
The film was no doubt adventurous in its depiction of politics and sexuality. Unfortunately it was lacking, for the most part, narrative and imagistic sensibility. This is not to say there were not moments of excellence either way, just that those moments were overwhelmed by repetitive dross.
It's like watching a modern day Godard because of those political discussions, but what makes it much better is that you can easily understand what the issue is because of the documentary-ish style on some parts unlike those very technical lines of Godard which sometimes becomes so pretentious.. But don't get me wrong because I'm a huge Godard fan!!!!
The film is best known for its transgressive sex scenes but I love it because it never ages. It’s the ultimate liberal hipster portrait/satire the events of which could happen in any Western country today (I Am Curious (Pink Hat)). Dreams of castrating rightists and yoga in the nude? I mean… Lena Nyman did it all before Lena Dunham.