A relationship counselor who has never had an orgasm, a dominatrix living in a storage unit, and a manic depressive former hustler convene in an underground New York City sex club in this explicit, moving feature from the director of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
An audacious follow-up to Hedwig and the Angry Inch, John Cameron Mitchell’s Shortbus is both an erotic drama and a sex-comedy, a sprawling ensemble film that approaches the spectrum of sexuality from diverse points of view. Includes bonus shoutout to Nagisa Oshima’s In the Realm of the Senses!
A rather debasing exercise in little more than an apparently burning need to feature erections and ejaculations on screen (well, you've done it now - what next?) Tedious liberal posturing interrupts when the film is sexually at rest. Pornography does it at a fraction of the cost and with more honesty.
"L’amour sous toutes ses formes, émancipée de l’hypocrisie sociale ambiante où s’exprime toutes les sexualités" ? Plutôt un porno gay scénarisé avec queues, jets d'urine, de sperme, dans le bain, la bouche, sur les murs, au maquillage de menstrues, guidés par des travestis & ex-prostitués.
Chair et foutre triste.
This scripted gay falsely trendy porn flick won't raise the queer culture level. Sad flesh, lost crowd.
If you survive the first ten minutes, which are probably the most explicit ten minutes outside the porn industry, you enter a beautiful film. A touching story, made me love and cry at the same time. There is a lot behind the images you see and if you dig into it, you'll be surprised by the overall outcome. One of my all-time favourites.
Hard for me to say what I like about this film. The way it starts, conecting (and presenting) the main characters' individual stories, makes it, for me, kind of a subversive sexual tendencially queer Magnolia-like narrative. I really love the thesis it presents about each case, and the very liberating unscientific way it deconstructs everything. I am not a cabaret fan. This is as close as I get. Animal Collective!