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.