An gay teenage zombie falls in with a pretentious experimental filmmaker who casts him in a politically themed porno while documenting his experiences as a walking corpse in this existential film from Canadian provocateur Bruce LaBruce.
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Using the well worn figure of horror, the zombie, as the next level of sexuality – where lovers literally bite new sexual orifices into each other to fuck – La Bruce comes up with an inspired concept. Sadly straight forward gay zombie porn would have been more transgressive and interesting, the film ruined by the use of cheap digital cameras and a horrifying streak of pretension.
The last half an hour of this is the finest and most nuanced work I've seen LaBruce complete. A gutpunch series of events that brought me to tears, a heartbreaking paean to gay loneliness, mental illness, abandonment and the feeling of being utterly broken, culminating in a tender beautiful sex scene. Shame the first hour is the same lame provocations that drive me up the wall. But finally I understand.