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Summary: John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus explores the lives of several emotionally challenged characters as they navigate the comic and tragic intersections between love and sex in and around a modern-day underground salon. The characters converge on a weekly gathering called Shortbus: a mad nexus of art, music, politics and polysexual carnality. Set in a post-9/11, Bush-exhausted New York City, Shortbus tells its story with sexual frankness, suggesting new ways to reconcile questions of the mind, pleasures of the flesh and imperatives of the heart. (ThinkFilm)
A lot of personality and very well composed shots but there were a few elements that screamed of hipster bullshit that greatly turned me off at parts. Overall I feel that it has a very good message and actually manages to make a movie about sex and sexually non-exploitative.
alenen pornografik sahneler icermesine ragmen tahrik edici bir film degil. -ki yonetmenin hedefi de buydu muhakkak; amacina ulasmis.- maket nyc tasviri, son ceyreginde ibreyi yukselterek ulastigi finali falan guzeldi. (titresimli yumurtanin yol actigi zoraki siddet bolumleri cok kotuydu ama.) cok farkli bir tecrube oldu benim icin. genel olarak sevdim.
20 Ocak 08 & bir cok erotik sahne, tum dogalligiyla cekilmis, hersey gercek.Fakat hicbir sekilde tahrik etmiyor.Cok iyi, ic ice gecmis hayat kurgusuyla, orgazmi basariyla anlatmis bir film.NewYork maket&animasyonu cok icten, sirin durmus.Bu film tamamiyle orjinal ve "gercek"! Gercekten begendim..."Konulu porno" diyenlere kesinlikle karsi cikiyorum.Marjinal olacagim diye kastigini dusunmuyorum.Kasmamis ama gercekten de "marjinal"! bence sanat eseridir, guzeldir, hostur...
Keeping a fill-length movie about nothing but sex interesting is an admirable feat. That said, this movie wasn't that interesting. It was, however, gorgeous and well considered, perfectly scored, & kind of oozing with warmth. Slightly better than Mitchell's other great movie, Hedwig & the Angry Inch.
It's art for gays and gay porn for us. Please try ''The Brown Bunny'' ''Ken Park'' or ''9 Songs'' at least for the world's sake.
* Casting, Acting : 2
* Script : 1
* Directing, Aura : 2
* Ease of Viewing : 1
* Naked Eye : 1
Mitchell's idea of a Spike Lee-style multicharacter New York comedy/drama. Lots of explicit sex -- most of it gay -- but many, many varieties of sex make it in here; at least the top 20 out of the book _Joy of Sex_. There's also a fair bit of humor, and pathos... and there's musical numbers as well. Like in so many of these semi-improv movies, it kinda loses all threads in the end as it fumbles around for a decent ending. May be the most thoughtful movie with this much nudity ever made
I want to call it mis-guided, but it runs in the middle parts better than at the first and final acts, so in actuality we can call it mis-plotted and mis-executed. Pretty unsexy stuff, is this what we need? Has a big heart and big belief in its own imagery. Way too dour, wastes energy.