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17 October 2006 @ 01:06 pm
John Cameron Mitchell (writer/director/star of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch") has a new film out called "Shortbus." I caught it this weekend and thought it was pretty good, though nowhere near as hugely awesome as "Hedwig." It's about a handful of New Yorkers (with varying sex issues) that frequent this sort of club/salon called Shortbus where people go to talk about sex, have sex, watch other people have sex, and generally hang out in a partylike environment with other sex-minded people. As the host says, while watching the orgy room with a first timer, "It's like the Sixties, but with less hope!"

The film looks great, from the non-Hollywood cast to the gorgeous miniature handpainted version of New York City that the camera flies across between scenes to the very real-looking (and possibly just plain real) sex scenes.

Listening to: Yum-Yum - "Jealous of the Stars"
doNUT!donutgirl on October 17th, 2006 02:18 pm (UTC)
I can't wait to see it. I was worried about it being a huge disappointment after Hedwig, but it's been getting pretty good reviews. I'm just gonna do my best not to compare them.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: fishingassmonkeydiary on October 17th, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you really can't. Although there's some shared themes, they're completely different types of movies.

I hope you like it.
damabupukdamabupuk on October 17th, 2006 05:52 pm (UTC)
I heard an interview with Sook Yin Lee, who plays the main character, and she said all the sex was real.
micah: dog humping r2d2laerm on October 17th, 2006 08:59 pm (UTC)
all of it is honest-to-goodness schtuppin'. i'm surprised you hadn't heard that, as that's all the press have said about it.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: silly: PBF zookeeperassmonkeydiary on October 17th, 2006 09:07 pm (UTC)
I usually try not to read film reviews for fear of spoilers, and walked into this one just on my blind faith in the director. Now, you've got me curious to hunt down some of the reviews just to enjoy the "OMG! TEH SEXORS!!!" commments.
micah: brothers quaylaerm on October 18th, 2006 01:32 am (UTC)
ah, i never have a problem with film reviews, because i only make it out to about 4 movies a year. :)
Professor Mortis: Timprofessormortis on October 18th, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
It's driving me nuts-there's something about her face that reminds me of a girl I dated. It's clearly not her but it's enough that I keep looking back at her.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: fishingassmonkeydiary on October 18th, 2006 03:17 pm (UTC)
Is it the expression of arrogant indifference?
Professor Mortis: Timprofessormortis on October 18th, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC)
Heh. There is something of that look. I think it's probably the lips, nose, and what I can see of the eyes. To be honest the but is probably about right, too.