Movie of the Week: Shortbus

How often can you watch the credits and see “Pee and Vibrator Consultant” scroll by?

I will never look at the Star Spangled Banner the same way again.

While all the attention about this movie is about the unsimulated sex – gay and straight – but the sex, dare I say, was almost inconsequential to the movie.

It was really about trying to find a connection with others and find themselves in a post-9/11 New York. Sometimes the characters try to solve thier problems through sex. Sometimes sex is the problem.

I can’t remember the last movie I saw that had a more New York feel to it.

Most of the actors were first-timers and the characters were developed through a series of workshops with director John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch). The standouts are Sook-Yin Lee (Sofia), Paul Dawson (James) & Lindsay Beamish (Severin).

The soundtrack was also great and highly recommend it if you like indie rock/pop.


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