Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Shortbus - Let me warn you beforehand that this movie has a lots of sex, you'll see full-frontal nudity, male and female, and a variety of sex scenes. The first 15 minutes may take you directly to a different world. The movie is erotic but it is not a pornographic, at some point you can relate to the characters. "Shortbus" is a funny, painfully honest look at the sexual lives and relationships of a group of New Yorkers, gay and straight, who meet in the infamous underground club which is named Shortbus. They all come together in post 9-11 New York, and all have problems in connecting with each other sexually. There's a married sex therapist who's never had an orgasm. There's a gay man who is suicidal despite being in a loving relationship with his room-mate And there's a dominatrix (woman who charges money to engage in fantasy play ) who can’t connect emotionally. This is Director John Cameron Mitchell's second masterpiece after his successful 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'. I liked the movie to some extent because this was a totally new way of story telling, the movie creates a stage to debate over a lot of sexual related problems.
Let me quote the Director John Cameron Mitchell's words - "The explicit sex in Shortbus will be seen as a provocation. But I am trying to present the sex in a sympathetic, un-erotic way, as a metaphor for modern-day America. Fear of sex is at the root of many problems that aren't directly connected to sex. Countries that fear sex have more violence, and such repression leads to all sorts of problems."


Anonymous Shankar said...

Is this is a popular film so that I can get in a video library??

would like to have a look at it..

9:27 AM  
Anonymous risaf said...

No comments....let me watch this movie and see if I can understand what director is trying to say or watch this as a porn movie and then I will comment.

9:09 AM  
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