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2,209 Ratings


Directed by John Cameron Mitchell
United States, 2006
Comedy, Drama, Romance


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.

Our take

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!

Shortbus Directed by John Cameron Mitchell

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